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Bone BiologyPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Nov-27
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist in bone biology. The scientist will join an interdisciplinary team studying causes and treatment of the rare benign bone disease melorheostosis, characterized by bone overgrowth in appendicular bone. About half of melorheostosis cases are caused by somatic mutations in the oncogene MAP2K1. The candidate will work on genetic studies, animal models and translational research exploring the causes and potential treatments of this disorder of excess bone formation.Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be expected to be skilled in the full range of molecular and cell biology techniques as relates to bone, including cell culture, PCR, CRISPR mutagenesis, mouse model management and investigation, and osteoblast differentiation assays. The candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing analyses under the direction of the NIAMS PIs.
Applicants must have a PhD at a minimum and expertise in bone biology. Applicants must be within 5 years of their last degree. This is not an H1B opportunity.To Apply:
Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to carry out an array of experiments and create outstanding scientific publications. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team are essential. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of research experience. Interested candidates should contact Timothy Bhattacharyya MD at Timothy.bhattacharyyanih.gov.
The NIH is an equal opportunity employer.