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Chair, Dermatology

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of the nation's top ranked hospitals for cancer, has retained Cejka Executive Search to lead the recruitment for the new Chair of the Department of Dermatology. Located in Buffalo, New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center and is a recognized leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention, and the development and testing of new agents and technology. 

Reporting to the President and CEO of RPCI, the Chair, Department of Dermatology serves as the leader for clinical, educational, research, professional, and administrative activities for the Department. The Chairperson will bring a dynamic energy to the Institute increasing scientific collaboration in basic, translational and clinical research; develop a robust clinical dermatology service including Mohs surgery and in-patient consultation service; and develop an outreach strategy to position Roswell Park to be the region's premier provider of oncologic dermatology service. The Institute is committed to building a world class cutaneous oncology program with a significant allocation of appropriate resources including additional scientists with physician investigators, laboratory space, support personnel and equipment as needed. 

Successful candidates will bring strong basic, translational and/or clinical research expertise in the field of dermatology as a clinician, researcher and educator, preferably for an NCI designated cancer center or a nationally recognized academic medical center. 

This position requires an M.D. or M.D./PhD degree, certification by the American Board of Dermatology and eligibility to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of New York. ID#154811

Application Deadline Date: June 30, 2015

Qualified candidates should contact and submit their resume/CV to:

Deedra Hartung
Senior EVP, Managing Principal
Cejka Executive Search 
4 City Place Dr., Ste. 300 
St. Louis, MO 63141 
Phone: 800.209.8143 
Email: dhartung@cejkasearch.com 

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


A postdoctoral position is available in the Research Dept. at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Dept. of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. The position is offered in the laboratories of Steven Boyce, PhD (http://surgery.uc.edu/content/Research/Research_Faculty_Boyce.html), and Dorothy Supp, PhD. The fellow will join our continuing program to develop engineered skin substitutes with hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The position will be supported for an initial period extending through December, 2017.

The successful candidate will isolate keratinocytes, fibroblasts, dermal papilla cells and/or sebocytes from human skin tissue, expand them in culture, prepare engineered skin constructs of novel compositions, and evaluate both microscopic anatomy (immunohistochemistry, image analysis) and molecular gene expression (qPCR, microarray, RNA-seq, western blots) by a variety of standard methods. Constructs will be transplanted to murine models for quantification of hair follicle neogenesis and trichogenesis, together with molecular analyses.
A working knowledge of the cell biological and biochemical analyses of cutaneous parenchymal cells (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, melanocytes, dermal papilla cells) is required. Further, the preferred candidate will have extensive experience in primary isolation of skin cells of multiple types. Candidates with experience in developmental mechanisms of human hair will be given special consideration.

Minimum Requirements:

• PhD in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields; or MD in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery or related disciplines.
• Minimum of 3 years research experience in cell biology.
• Prior successful working experience using a wide range of cellular biology techniques and protein biochemistry techniques.
• Experience in keratinocyte and fibroblast cell culture.
• Comfortable and experienced using mice as a model system.
• Excellent communication skills and fluency in the English language.
• The ability to work independently in the research laboratory, manage data and make reports.

Salary range is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their CV by email, along with the names and contact information of three references, to:

Steven Boyce, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Senior Investigator
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Email: steven.boyce@uc.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of California, Irvine

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine. The position is offered in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Atwood (http://www.atwoodlab.com). The fellow will join our efforts to interrogate how skin and hair follicle stem cells maintain their pluripotency. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, a minimum of two years research experience in stem cell biology, proficient in using the English language, well-organized, and highly motivated. Candidates with experience in stem cell culture (ESC or iPSC) will be given special consideration.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using bioinformatic techniques.
• Comfortable using the mouse as a model system.
• Ability to work independently within the research laboratory.
• Publication record in stem cell biology or skin and hair follicle development.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names and contact information of three references, to:
 
Scott Atwood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine
Email: satwood@uci.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow 

University of Colorado School of Medicine


A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The position is offered in the laboratories of Drs. Peter J. Koch and Maranke Koster (www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/PeterKoch, www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/MarankeKoster ). The fellow will join our efforts to develop 
human cell-based disease models for inherited skin disorders (ectodermal dysplasias) using stem cell (iPSC) technology. The position will initially be offered for a period of 2 years.

The successful candidate will optimize existing methods to generate keratinocytes from patient-derived iPS cells. 2D and 3D cultures of these keratinocytes will then be used to analyze disease mechanisms. Standard procedures in cell biology (e.g. proliferation, migration, cell-cell adhesion, cell-ECM adhesion), biochemistry (e.g. Western blotting, immunoprecipitation) and transcriptome analysis will be employed.

A working knowledge of the cell biological and biochemical analysis of keratinocytes is required. Further, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in primary keratinocyte culture. Candidates with experience in stem cell culture (ESC or iPSC) will be given special consideration.

Minimum Requirements:
• PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar fields.
• Minimum of 3 years research experience in a cell biology
• Prior successful working experience using a wide range of cellular biology techniques and protein biochemistry techniques.
• Experience in keratinocyte cell culture
• Comfortable using mice as a model system
• Excellent communication skills using the English language.
• The ability to work independently within the research laboratory.

Salary range is commensurate with skills and experience. 
 

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.


For more information, please contact peter.koch@ucdenver.edu or Maranke.Koster@ucdenver.edu
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Stanford University Cutaneous Lymphoma Fellowship Program


The Department of Dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center is offering a 1-2 year fellowship in Cutaneous Lymphoma. This position will provide a unique, broad experience in Cutaneous Lymphoma with leadership roles in patient care, clinical trials and various research projects. The fellow will also collaborate with Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and the Blood and Marrow Transplant program. Graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in internal medicine or dermatology and have an interest in an academic career. Applicants who have completed their internship year and have yet to undergo a formal residency are also encouraged to apply. 

The required items are as follows:

• USMLE transcripts (e.g. Steps: 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3)
• Medical school transcript
• Three strong letters of recommendation 
• Most recent Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should send a brief statement of their interests and career goals with the requirements listed above to:
CL Fellowship Program
cutaneouslymphoma@stanford.edu

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Selected candidates will be invited to submit a formal application thereafter. For more information on the Cutaneous Lymphoma program, please see our website at: http://cutaneouslymphoma.stanford.edu


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Cholinergic regulation of cutaneous immune and injury responses

Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division 
Department of Surgery
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Position Type: Postdoctoral Position at an Academic Institution 

My laboratory is looking for an ambitious post-doctoral fellow to conduct cutting-edge research focused on basic and clinical neuroimmunology in the skin. Applicants would be expected to start in November/December of 2014. Applicants must be proficient in English, well-organized, and possess a genuine interest in scientific inquiry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. One position is available with full financial support.
 
Preferred Qualifications:

a. Familiarity with more than one of the following: keratinocyte biology, immunology, skin infection, mouse models, molecular/biochemical techniques.

b. Publication record in skin disease, immunology, wound healing, or keratinocyte biology.
 
Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names of three references, to:
 
Katherine A. Radek, PhD
Loyola University Chicago
Health Sciences Division
Department of Surgery
Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Building 110, Room 4237
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-327-2360
Fax: 708-327-2813
Email: kradek1@luc.edu

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Immune Mechanisms of Wound Healing

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Position Type: 
• Postdoctoral Position outside the NIH 

Position Description: 
 
A highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow interested in using a combination of human tissues and animal models to study the mechanisms of wound healing is needed to support Dr. Shanmugam’s research program. Our work investigates the interplay of the host immune response and the wound bed micro biome in patients with chronic wounds. We believe in innovative, multi-disciplinary and question-driven science, and promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration inside and outside the lab. Graduate experience in one or more of the following is required (keratinocyte biology, human genetics, immunology, biochemistry, nude mouse models), but there will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills. A history of publication in keratinocyte or skin biology, immunology or human genetics is preferred.
 
Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with one or more of the following: keratinocyte biology, immunology, biochemistry, nude mouse xenograft models, human genetics.
History of publication in wound healing, immunology or keratinocyte biology
 
Job Duties:
1.    Plan and conduct research experiments, perform cell cultures, quantitative PCR, Western blot, animal surgeries.
2.    Performs microscopy, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, flow cytometry
3.    Collects and analyzes data
4.    Assures safe laboratory practice and cleanliness, supervises research assistants and students.
5.    Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Please submit application to Dr. Victoria Shanmugam on the George Washington University jobs website: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/21895

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Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Positions in Dermatology Research

Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
We are currently seeking scientists with a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree to join our Dermatology faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Investigators will receive a 3-4 year offer/package to augment their research team capabilities and facilities and explore new ideas.  Eligibility requires for the candidate to presently have an active R01 grant.  Preference will be given to candidates whose focus is in stem cells, tissue repair/regeneration, neoplasia, immunology, epithelial cell biology, aging research, and/or photobiology. 
 
Please send CV and any supporting letter of documentation to:
 
Vincent Falanga, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Barbara A. Gilchrest Professor of Dermatology
Vice-Chair for Research
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street, J-607
Boston, MA 02118-2515
vfalanga@bu.edu