Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Orthopaedics

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Orthopaedics: Admin
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
VA Medical Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory, Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Patel Lab at the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University is searching for motivated and energetic applicants for positions in the repair and regeneration of orthopaedic soft tissues. In particular, we are searching for a postdoctoral fellow or experienced technician to work on exciting new projects. In particular, the research fellow will use a combination of biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue engineering, and mechanobiology to study the early microenvironments in soft tissue repair and regeneration, and to test various therapies and scaffolds in order to enhance tissue function. The candidate will be able to develop a broad set of research skills in engineering and biology, lead his/her own project, and publish and present research findings. This position will also involve the use of translational animal models and interactions with clinical collaborators. Candidates will be supported and mentored both academically and professionally to pursue subsequent degrees and careers (PhD, MD, postdoc, faculty position). For more information, please visit our website at the-patel-lab.com. Interested candidates would ideally have previous research experience, preferably in bioengineering or related fields. Candidates are expected to work
both independently and as a part of a larger orthopaedic department. Prior experience in cell/tissue culture, biomaterials, or biomechanics is preferred, but not required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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