Department: Willett Lab
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
September 6th, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.
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The Willett Lab research focuses on a systems integration approach to musculoskeletal disease and regenerative engineering by applying novel imaging and engineering approaches to mechanistic biology problems. Our current work has three main thrusts: (i) cell and biologic therapies for the healing of large bone and muscle defects, (ii) multi-scale mechanical regulation of bone regeneration, and (iii) intra-articular therapeutic delivery for post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Willett’s lab and on a project under the Regenerative Rehabilitation Moonshot program of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance. They will perform in vitro and in vivo research on regenerative engineering and rehabilitation technologies, conduct data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Willett lab equipment, protocols, and programs.
For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.
• Ph.D. in bioengineering or relevant scientific field.
• Lab experience in musculoskeletal bioengineering or a related field in a university or medical setting.
• Strong academic record in major field.
• Demonstrated strong written communication skills.
• Technical, research, and/or analytic experience in a corporate or university setting as an intern or an employee.
• Experience with grant writing.
• Expertise with small animal research, surgeries, electrophysiology, and/or imaging experiments.
• Expertise with musculoskeletal and/or immune cell assays and analyses.
• Expertise with systems biology modeling and statistics.
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