Closing Date: 15 March 2021
The Lindstrom Laboratory in the Broad CIRM Center and Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar to study the transcriptional regulation underpinning the formation of functional cell-types in the kidney from stem and progenitor populations in the developing embryo. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in a discipline of biological sciences or expect to complete it by the date of hire. Preference will be given to candidates with research experiences in developmental biology and genetics, stem cells and tissue engineering. However, all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Lindstrom lab focuses on understanding how cells coordinate their behavior during development in order to form complex tissues that perform critical physiological functions. This enables us to make important insights into how birth defects occur, form strategies to replicate developmental process in stem-cell based systems, and to allows us to develop new regenerative therapies. Our main focus is on the kidney, where we apply state-of-the-art technologies such as single-cell omics, confocal imaging, and organoid models to delineate mechanisms controlling its formation and function. Additional information can be found at https://lindstromlab.usc.edu.
We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual wishing to take a leading role in developing their research projects while also contributing and gaining experience in writing grants and fellowship applications. The successful candidate will be expected to also oversee the work of other lab personnel and coordinate their research with fellow lab members. The candidate should anticipate engaging in highly collaborative and cross disciplinary research.
The Broad CIRM Center and Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC (http://keck.usc.edu/stemcell/) offers an exciting and nurturing research environment with great opportunities to conduct cutting edge science, use of latest equipment, and postdoctoral training and support. A weekly seminar series invites leading scientists in the stem / regenerative / synthetic / and developmental sciences (https://stemcell.keck.usc.edu/events/) and at regular intervals postdoctoral scientists present their data to the department.
When applying, please submit the required documentation online. A cover letter should highlight why you are interested in joining the lab, projects that you may wish to develop, and how your existing experience will synergize with our goals (2 pages max). In addition, please provide the names of a minimum of two references.
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