Postdoctoral Associate Position Immediately Available in Penn State University College Of Medicine (PSUCOM)

A postdoctoral associate position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Reyad Elbarbary (Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitations and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, Penn State University).

Dr. Elbarbary’s lab combines basic RNA biology and translational musculoskeletal research (relevant publications include Elbarbary et al. Science 2017, Elbarbary et al. Genes Dev 2017, Elbarbary et al. Genes Dev 2013, Le Bleu et al. Anal Biochem 2017). The lab’s primary focus is to establish the varied and critical roles of:

1) Non-coding RNA in bone and cartilage tissue homeostasis and disease

2) Retrotransposons in osteoarthritis for development of chondroregenerative therapeutic approaches

Research in Dr. Elbarbary’s lab utilizes cell culture, mouse models, and human clinical samples.  The lab employs a wide array of experimental approaches that include real-time PCR, RNA-seq, miR-seq, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, CLIP, RIP, mass spectrometry, DEXA scan, micro-CT, osteomorphometry, functional analyses of muscle strength and gait, and nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery.

We are seeking a creative, career-driven candidate to join our group. Candidates must hold a PhD. A Strong publication record and significant experimental training in bone biology are required, and expertise in RNA biology is a plus.

Dr. Elbarbary’s lab is a part of the newly established Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS) in PSUCOM. The successful candidate will benefit from the collaborative scientific environment in CORTS as well as the technical expertise of its members.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a current CV, a brief personal statement, and the contacts of three references to Dr. Reyad Elbarbary (

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