Laboratory/Department: The Spine Translational Research Lab at the Hospital for Special Surgery is focused on better understanding the mechanisms underlying spinal fusion. Our research interests are broadly focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying spinal fusion and identifying new therapeutic agents. The Hospital for Special Surgery, situated on the Upper East Side of New York City is the #1 ranked orthopedic hospital in the United States and offers a unique setting to perform powerful translational research focused on orthopedics and rheumatology. The hospital is closely affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College (a premiere American medical school), the New York Presbyterian Hospital System, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University.
Job Description: We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to lead an exciting project aimed at identifying the progenitor lineage of the cells driving spinal fusion. The post-doctoral candidate would work in collaboration with the Spine Translational Lab and the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Greenblatt at the Weill Cornell College of Medicine. The work would provide exposure to a mouse models of spine fusion, the Cre/loxP system, flow cytometry techniques and single cell sequencing. The laboratories previous work has led to the discovery of a parosteal stem cell that mediates intramembranous bone formation and has been recently published in Nature Medicine.
Education: Candidates should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences, biochemistry, genetics or molecular biology.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research experience and interest, a CV, potential start date and the contact information of at least 2 references.