Postdoc – LEUCHT LAB – Skeletal Stem Cell Biology and Aging, United States

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New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology

Interested in stem cell biologyaging, and regenerative medicine? Come join the Leucht lab! We are currently looking for post-docs, graduate students, and research assistants to join our team.

Our lab forms part of the Regenerative Medicine Program at NYU Grossman school of medicine ( with the goal of functional limb and organ regeneration. Specifically, we study the skeletal stem cell as a tool to enhance fracture repair and improve bone health in aging and disease.

We use in vitro culture systems, in vivo transgenic and injury models, and state of the art technologies, including single-cell sequencing and genetic barcoding, to:

–       uncover the factors that regulate skeletal stem cell fate decisions in homeostasis and repair

–       decipher the mechanisms that lead to a decline in skeletal stem cell function with age

–       develop strategies to rescue stem cell function and improve fracture repair in elderly individuals

–       investigate how interactions between tissues and organs regulate regeneration

–       identify potential drug targets that will translate into clinical trials within our clinical research program

Our group is located in the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in midtown Manhattan (New York City), a premier institution for biomedical research with excellent core facilities and a supportive environment for interactions between its labs and the clinical disciplines at NYU Langone Medical Center. The medical center has allocated considerable resources in developing a state-of-the-art, modern, interdisciplinary research unit right in the center of the medical school environment.

What you will get from our lab:

–       Our commitment to your scientific development, based on your interests and future goals

–       Exposure to basic and translational research including close interaction with medical students, physicians, and physician-scientists as well as research scientists

–       A highly collaborative environment that provides the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects

–       Supportive and scientifically enthusiastic colleagues

–       To work on the best organ in the best city in the world!


We are seeking a motivated and talented scientist that loves science as much as we do to contribute to discovery and translational research.

Specific responsibilities include:

–       conducting cell-based and molecular biology research including tissue culture, phenotypes, proliferation and differentiation assays, flow cytometry analyses, RNA/DNA analyses including ChIP-seq and RNA-seq, transduction/transfections/infection, RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, immune-histochemistry, immuno-precipitations and immunoblotting, and general lab organization/ordering as well as lab safety issues

–       performing preclinical studies in mouse models of bone fracture repair

–       maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing/giving presentations


–       A strong background in stem cell biology, molecular biology and cell biology

–       Excellent oral and written communication skills

–       Ability to perform both self-directed and guided research

–       Effectively work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists

If you are interested, please send a curriculum vita and the names/phone numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Lab members will be affiliated with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. For additional information please visit our webpage:

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