Postdoctoral Appointee, Orthopaedic Surgery

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA

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Title Postdoctoral Appointee, Orthopaedic Surgery
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Orthopaedic Surgery
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Indiana School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks a Postdoctoral Appointee to join a well-funded and well-established lab to conduct studies using in vivo and in vitro approaches for understanding megakaryocyte-bone cell interactions and bone healing. This is an exciting opportunity to work and train with a collaborative and diverse group of researchers in a top-10 musculoskeletal research program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Additionally, a unique opportunity to assist with SPACEFLIGHT STUDIES and a chance to travel to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch of our samples into spaceflight (late 2019/early 2020 missions).

The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health has a large and diverse group of 100+ musculoskeletal researchers, with weekly journal club, external seminar speakers (1-2/month), and a number of educational/career development opportunities.

For more information about the research being conducted in our laboratory please visit

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D., or similar, with bone biology and/or hematopoiesis background. Must be experienced in standard molecular and cell biology techniques such as: cell culture, sterile technique, and qRT-PCR. Experience in flow cytometry is a plus. Must be experienced in basic mouse handling including: breeding, genotyping, and injections. Experience with any kind of surgery is preferred, especially fracture healing. Additional skills: standard light and fluorescent microscopy, bone histomorphometry, bone biomechanics, microCT, x-ray, DEXA imaging, transplantation studies, preparation of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hematopoietic stem cells, and megakaryocytes, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Training will be available.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Melissa Kacena
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
1130 W. Michigan Drive FH 115, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
(317) 278-3482 or

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OAA # IUSM004992016

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