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Post-Doctorate Scholar

Steadman Philippon Research Institute

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Post-Doctorate Scholar

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The Steadman Philippon Research Institute’s (SPRIs) Mission is unlocking the secrets of healing, finding cures, and enhancing lives through global leadership in regenerative medicine, scientific research, innovation, and education. SPRI is comprised of several distinct departments that are committed to enhancing patient lives and keeping people active. Scientists, researchers, and technicians not only conduct science within their departments, but also in collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects across the institute and with physicians at The Steadman Clinic. The result is a multifaceted research organization committed to team science. Scientists and researchers are underway on numerous projects, including clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD) and industry, alongside federally funded preclinical projects and pilot programs sponsored by philanthropy. The team is led by Johnny Huard, PhD, who serves as Chief Scientific Officer of SPRI.
The Center for Regenerative and Personalized Medicine (CRPM) is one department at SPRI and includes several programs that investigate cellular science and regenerative medicine techniques and therapies. Each program is led by a Principal Investigator.


  • Bone Repair and Regenerative Therapeutics
  • Muscle Repair and Stem Cell Biology
  • Bone and Cartilage Repair and Stem Cell Biology
  • Genetic and Cellular Engineering
  • Stem Cell Engineering and Cartilage Regeneration
  • Healthy Aging and Diagnostics

This job positing is for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Program for Bone Repair and Regenerative Therapeutics led by Dr. Chelsea Bahney. The long-term research goal of our group is to develop translationally relevant therapies or diagnostics that improve musculoskeletal health. My research focuses largely on the central process of endochondral ossification, which is the mechanism of indirect bone formation by which cartilage transforms into bone during embryonic development, postnatal growth, fracture healing, and osteoarthritis. By studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of endochondral ossification, the laboratory aims to develop novel therapeutic strategies that can promote fracture repair or inhibit osteoarthritis. By utilizing interdisciplinary techniques that capitalize on engineering and developmental biology the laboratory aims to solve problems that will have a direct and significant impact on human health. This position will conduct transdisciplinary research across multiple funded basic and translational projects aimed at improving clinical outcomes in fracture repair.
CLASSIFICATION: This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. The position is renewable annually throughout the period of the funded grant.


  • Conduct research under the primary direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Prepares or contributes to grant proposals based on the research conducted.
  • Prepares scientific abstracts, presentations and manuscripts based on the research conducted.
  • Write and document relevant information gathered from data, including a detailed review of literature.
  • Apply/develop advanced statistical tools to understand, interpret, and describe complex data.
  • Follow policies and procedures established in the SPRI Employee Handbook; adhere to SPRI safety policies.
  • Maintain a professional commitment to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute mission and values.

Requirements: Technical

  • PhD or MD in a relevant science with expertise related to Regenerative Medicine.
  • Strong publication and experimental expertise record.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational and data management skills.
  • Ability to produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
  • Prior experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
  • Prior experience with, and interest developing skills that manage complex data sets related to techniques such as: RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, biomarkers etc.


  • Must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and technical writing skills.
  • Self-starter with willingness to work independently and solve problems creatively within job scope.
  • Ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Enthusiastic about scientific collaborations and demonstrated ability to be productive in multi-disciplinary project groups both internal and external to the Institute.
  • Ability to independently conduct research experiments and train junior staff, fellows or students.


  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information and exercise good professional judgment.
  • Translate the organization's vision and values into day-to-day activities, behaviors, and decisions.
  • Ability to represent SPRI in a mature and professional manner.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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