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Collaboration Type: Job
Collaboration Title: Post Doc Research Associate
Date Available: ASAP
Location: University of Utah
Description: The Division of Plastic Surgery seeks a post-doctoral fellow with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to plastic surgery translational research. The scholarly focus of the successful candidate should complement the expertise of our current clinical and research faculty, with active grants in percutaneous orthopedic implants, bone and nerve grafts, and biomimetic coating. The successful candidate will be able to work across subdisciplines within the Department of Surgery to strengthen our academic research.

The Division of Plastic Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, is a vibrant and growing department with 15 clinicians and 1 researcher. Our clinical team has a robust clinical practice and growing research expertise with 10 active externally funded studies. Plastic surgery research is currently involved in clinical trials, clinical translational studies, RNA sequencing studies, and basic science.

The ideal candidate is expected to assist the Plastic Surgery Research Group with conducting translational research tasks, writing grants, and manuscript preparation. Independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments, ability to mentor and train undergraduate and graduate students in developing their research projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in a related area plus one year of experience in budget, grant, and project management or equivalency required. Ability to develop new research ideas and implement them into successful academic and research programs. The ability to work as a team, form human relations, and effective communication skills are also required. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the job summary.
Contact: Sujee Jeyapalina, PhD