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Bone Biology

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), in partnership with Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist in bone biology.
The scientist will join an interdisciplinary team studying causes and treatment of the rare benign bone disease melorheostosis, characterized by bone overgrowth in appendicular bone. About half of melorheostosis cases are caused by somatic mutations in the oncogene MAP2K1. The candidate will work on genetic studies, animal models and translational research exploring the causes and potential treatments of this disorder of excess bone formation.


  • The successful candidate will be expected to be skilled in the full range of molecular and cell biology techniques as relates to bone, including cell culture, PCR, CRISPR mutagenesis, mouse model management and investigation, and osteoblast differentiation assays. The candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing analyses under the direction of the NICHD/NIAMS PIs.
  • Applicants must have a PhD at a minimum and expertise in bone biology. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to carry out an array of experiments and create outstanding scientific publiations. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team are essential.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 letters of recommendation and a brief summary of research experience via email to Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya at:

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