Location: Wake Forest Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory (WFPSRL)
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1 Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Start: July, 2024

The WFPSRL has an opening for a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow with an interest in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, microvascular remodeling and bioreactor principles. Successful candidates will join the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Among other areas, our group’s research activities include efforts directed toward the development of novel approaches to tissue salvage, repair, replacement and/or regeneration using cell-based methods. More specifically, current projects in our lab include the use of bioreactors for “bottom-up” tissue engineering strategies; understanding how perfusion impacts vasculogenesis in the setting of 3-D niche environments; and understanding the cellular engraftment, migration and subsequent function of specific adipose-derived cell fractions.

Our laboratory employs cell isolation, cell/tissue culture, functional in vitro cell assays, histology, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and various rodent and porcine models among others.

The applicant must be an MD, PhD or MD/PhD graduate with:

  • Sound cell biology skills/experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to evaluate and summarize data
  • Outstanding personal initiative and communication skills
  • Team player mentality
  • Creative and innovative tendencies
  • Eagerness to develop and/or learn new methods/techniques
  • US citizenship
  • Availability for 2-year commitment

In addition, the following qualities are desired but not mandatory:

  • Interest or experience in Biomedical Engineering
  • Experience and/or ability to prepare manuscripts and/or grants for peer review
  • Potential interest in medical career

Candidates should email an updated CV, complete contact information for three references and a cover letter describing their past research experience, career goals and a statement of future research interest (~ 1/2 – 1 page) to Farren Adams at Phone #: (336) 716-4416.