Senior Research Investigator
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This position requires a senior scientist, with significant experience in cell and molecular biology and granting writing experience, to conduct research in cutaneous biology, specifically to investigate epithelial stem cells, hair follicle biology and wound healing. The position requires developing novel methods and models for skin and hair regeneration, carrying out research involving mouse studies and human iPS cells. It also requires bioinformatics and bioengineering skills. The incumbent will be in charge of designing, coordinating and executing research studies independently, proposing hypothesis and establish novel techniques in consultation with the PI, presenting study results in scientific meetings, preparing manuscripts and presentations, assisting grant applications, and training students.
Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in biological sciences and at least 5 years to 7 years of experience required. The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years experience working in the field of hair follicle biology, wound healing and skin regeneration. The candidate should be familiar with primary skin cell isolation and FACS analysis; is an expert in iPS cell generation, culture and differentiation towards skin cells, and familiar with in vivo and in vitro hair reconstitution assays. The preferred candidate should have extensive knowledge on molecular pathways that are critical in hair biology, including Wnt, Hedgehog, and IGF pathways. The candidate is expected to be familiar with characterization of epigenetic modifications during stem cell differentiation. The preferred candidate should be an expert in FACS analysis, RNA and protein markers analysis, retro-viral transfection, RNA-seq and bioinformatics skills. The highly preferred candidate will have a proven record of publications and experience with assisting in the development of grant applications, management skills in leading a small group, and excellent communication skills.
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