University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

UConn Health

Farmington, CT, United States

We are seeking a talented post-doctoral fellow that has interest in tissue engineering and cell therapy to join our Connecticut Children’s research laboratory that is affiliated with UConn Health. The mission of the Finck laboratory is to combat neonatal diseases and improve the health of children. Our lab has been studying new therapies to treat hyperoxia-induced lung injury, which is seen in premature babies who are placed on mechanical ventilators for prolonged periods of time. We have determined that undifferentiated iPSCs can help mitigate some of the hyperoxia induced lung injury seen in our in vivo model and are now investigating cell-free therapies including exosomes and small molecules. Our laboratory also has other research interests including esophageal tissue engineering, bioprinting, as well as whole lung tissue engineering.

Qualifications:
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree as well as a PhD at the time of application. Graduate students who have submitted and defended their thesis and have an anticipated date of graduation within the next 2 months may also apply.

Applicants should be well versed in tissue culture techniques, stem cells and differentiation, and in vivo animal models. Experience with exosome isolation is ideal. Applicants should be able to independently design and conduct experiments as well as learn new techniques. Applicants who have experience with flow cytometry, iPSC culture, qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry are preferred.

Application Instructions:
Please email applications to cfinck@connecticutchildrens.org. Applications should include a CV, letter of intent as well as 3 references. Anticipated start date for this position is Summer of 2019. Annual salary based on NIH guidelines.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow