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University of Virginia, School of Medicine

Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Cottler. The laboratory supports the research efforts of the current faculty and residents and engages in a variety of clinical, applied, and basic science projects in the areas of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and wound healing. This position will be responsible for assisting in animal experiments, conducting cell and tissue culture, experimental molecular and genetic assays, conducting basic mechanical testing, assisting in maintaining lab inventory and ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, and assisting and some training of residents, medical students, and undergraduate students. Additionally, the incumbent will assist PI with manuscript and grant submissions as well as maintaining clinical databases.

A Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, life sciences or a related field is required by date of hire. At least one year of experience working in a laboratory setting is required, and experience gained during college may be substituted for work experience. Require skills include, being familiar with animal surgery, cell culture, and have basic molecular and genetic assay and microscope skills and have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Strong candidates are encouraged to apply to the posting at: or by searching for Posting Number: 0622516.

Direct Contact:

Patrick S. Cottler, Ph.D.
Director of Resident Research
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Virginia
PO Box 800376
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0376

Posted 3/07/2018

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is offering a one year Fellowship in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine starting after July 1, 2018. While organized in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, this is truly a multidisciplinary educational program offering rotations in Infectious Disease, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Burn Care and General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dermatology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Geriatrics, Pain Management, Rheumatology as well as inpatient and outpatient wound care. Clinical and/or laboratory research is expected during the year working with the faculty of the Wound Care Center and associated specialties.

Competitive applicants must have an MD or DO degree and be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists. Training in either surgical or medical specialties is acceptable. Successful completion of the fellowship will prepare the trainee to be a Medical Director of a wound care center but is currently not an ACGME certified fellowship. Salary and appropriate fringe benefits are provided.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Associate Director, Burn Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27012

Posted 2/21/2018

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Director of the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory

The Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) seeks a tenure track faculty candidate to serve as Director of the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have a track record in basic research. The primary appointment will be in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University within the Section of Surgical Sciences, with opportunity for a secondary appointment in the School of Engineering or a basic science department at Vanderbilt University. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in tissue repair, stem cell and regenerative biology and/or tissue engineering. The successful candidate will be provided with substantial resources with the expectation of: (1) developing and implementing a compelling vision for independent research and sustainable funding; (2) forging strategic research partnerships within the Vanderbilt research enterprise; (3) facilitating translational research opportunities; (4) supporting departmental research goals.

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine biomedical research program currently ranks 8th among US medical schools in terms of National Institutes of Health peer-reviewed funding, and VUMC received nearly $400 million in public and private funding in 2016. Managing more than 2 million patient visits per year, VUMC is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast. It is situated in Nashville, a city that currently ranks among the top 10 growth centers in the country. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter stating research accomplishments and future goals via email to

Galen Perdikis, MD
Professor and Chairman of Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
D-4207 Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2730

Posted 12/06/2017

Postdoctoral Position Available in Wound Healing / Fibrosis Research

A postdoctoral position is available in a lab interested in genetics and mechanisms of wound healing disorders, especially keloid formation. Candidates must have PhD, MD/PhD, or MD and must be highly motivated. The successful applicant will have strong background in wound healing, skin research, fibrosis or inflammatory disorders with technical expertise in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), immunology, cell biology or signal transduction. Our newly renovated laboratory is embedded in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development at UCHC within a vibrant research environment. We study the roles and molecular mechanisms of candidate genes for keloid formation. As we identify genetic variants in candidate genes we investigate the effects of candidate variants on a cellular and molecular level by in vitro and in vivo models. Candidates must be innovative, enthusiastic and have solid background in at least one of the identified areas (wound healing, skin research, fibrosis, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), inflammatory disorders, immunology, cell biology or signal transduction) and must be capable of engaging into other areas of expertise as required by the project. The dynamics of this research project requires the ability for multitasking, to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators. A broad biological and technical background will be of advantage.

Please send CV, statement of research interests and research accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to:

Ernst Reichenberger, PhD
(Professor) University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC)
Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development Department of Reconstructive Sciences
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3705
Tel: 860-679-2062
Fax: 860-679-2910
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Posted 09/20/2017