Dentistry Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
The School of Dentistry is seeking two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to participate in research projects within a collaborative research program focused on mineralized tissue biology. The projects will involve live cell microscopy of the dynamic behavior and interactions of bone cells and live imaging of bone extracellular matrix assembly in normal, aging and diseased states in bone. The projects will use transgenic bone cell lineage reporter mice and mice expressing fluorescent collagen-GFP constructs for live imaging of collagen assembly and for monitoring of collagen replacement in a marrow transplant treatment model of osteogenesis imperfecta. Molecular biology and protein analytical techniques will also be used to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms.
The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in a cell biology related discipline.
Experience in molecular biology and protein analysis is highly desirable and some experience in live cell microscopy, confocal microscopy, image processing/analysis would also be advantageous. Other preferred skills include experience in the histological analysis of skeletal tissues, working with transgenic mouse colonies, animal handling and tissue culture as well as excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to a career in research.
Full Time/Part Time
Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
University of Missouri - Kansas City - 17 months ago