Research Position Available

Graduate, Postdoctoral, or Staff Scientist

Mechanisms regulating skeletal growth, homeostasis, development, and repair.

We are using mouse models to study Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Receptor signaling in the osteoblast lineage. We are interested in understanding molecular and physiological mechanisms by which FGF signaling regulates growth, homeostasis, development, and repair of the skeleton. Downstream targets of FGF signaling in mature and regenerating osteoblasts will be identified using mRNA deep sequencing and other approaches. FGF regulated genes will be used to develop therapeutic strategies for the maintenance or restoration of bone mass.

Postdoctoral and Staff Scientist applicants should have at least three years of experience working with mouse genetic models or with the molecular analysis of skeletal tissues. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be highly motivated with demonstrated productivity; must have the ability to conduct independent research and work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Please address inquiries to:

David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology

Email: dornitz@wustl.edu