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Post Doc Fellow, Regenerative Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

A full-time Post Doctoral Fellow staff position is available in the the laboratory of Dorothy Supp, PhD, in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand/Burn Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Supp is seeking a talented and strongly self-motivated individual to join her research team to study skin tissue engineering and wound healing. This postdoctoral fellow will be supported by a federal research grant to develop tissue-engineered therapies for the hereditary blistering disease Epidermolysis Bullosa. This individual will assist the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators in conducting research and analyzing research data and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati. Candidates with a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, genome editing, recombinant vector construction, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture and differentiation, and/or skin biology are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Perform small animal skin grafting surgeries and collect samples/analyze study endpoints.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts, and presentations of research results.
  • Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in the field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Assist with lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and other faculty members.
  • Perform related duties based on laboratory and departmental needs.
  • Contribute to a safe and compliant work environment.
Required Education

Doctoral Degree in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, biomedical engineering, or similar field.

Required Experience
  • Previous experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or biomedical engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process, or discipline.
  • Experience with specialized software programs, including statistical analysis software.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Prior research experience and publications in cell/molecular biology and/or biomedical engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply innovative experimental strategies to address relevant biological problems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and overcome challenges.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and maintain open communication with collaborators.
  • Prior experience with genome editing, vector construction, iPSC culture, primary human cell culture, small animal surgery, and/or tissue engineering.
  • Experience with human subjects’ research.
Application Information

Provide names for 3 professional references with contact information.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95367


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