Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Employment and Training Opportunities

  • Faculty/Position - Musculoskeletal Tenure Track Faculty (Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship

    The McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania announces openings, on a yearly basis, for a medical school graduate interested in pursuing a career in academic Orthopaedic medicine. This program offers a fully-funded, 2-year fellowship in Orthopaedic research.

    The fellowship is designed to nurture and develop the academic career of a highly motivated individual through conduct of basic, multidisciplinary Orthopaedic research. This program will emphasize the fundamentals of the scientific process including development of research questions and hypotheses, design of research studies, and writing of abstracts, papers, and grants. The trainee will be mentored by both basic science and clinical faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Additional information can be found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/orl/.

    Application materials consisting of a cover letter outlining your interests, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least 3 references, can be sent to:

    • Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.
    • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • 424 Stemmler Hall; 36th and Hamilton Walk
    • Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
    • Fax: 215-573-2133
    • E-mail: soslowsk@upenn.edu
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship 1 — Bioengineering

    The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in orthopaedic biomechanics or tissue engineering. Potential projects include studies of tendon injury, repair, healing, and regeneration, as well as studies on the biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow.
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline. A letter briefly outlining interests, a resume or curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of at least three references should be sent to:

    • Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.
    • Director of McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
    • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • 424 Stemmler Hall; 36th and Hamilton Walk
    • Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
    • Fax: 215-573-2133
    • E-mail: soslowsk@upenn.edu
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship 2 — FOP Center
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship 3 — Skeletal Biology Postdoctoral Fellow

    A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Ling Qin’s laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The project is to study bone metabolism and stem cell biology with a focus on interactions among bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell maintenance, bone remodeling, and angiogenesis using innovative approaches. This NIH-funded research laboratory seeks to combine studies on fundamental mechanisms of cell function with translational medicine approaches to treat skeletal diseases. We use a combination of molecular, biochemical, imaging techniques, and animal models to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which hormones and growth factors regulate bone metabolism and skeletal development under normal and pathological conditions. For more information about Qin group and McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, a dynamic and collaborative research environment, please visit https://www.med.upenn.edu/orl/qinlab/index.shtml.

    The candidate must be self-motivated and have strong background in standard molecular and biological techniques, cell culture, and animal models. Previous experience in bone biology is preferred but not required. The position requires the ability to lead projects and work cooperatively with others, carry out and troubleshoot experiments, and assist in grant and manuscript writing.

    Please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:

    • Ling Qin, Ph.D.
    • Associate Professor
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • 424A Stemmler Hall
    • 36th Street and Hamilton Walk
    • Philadelphia, PA 19104
    • Email: qinling@mail.med.upenn.edu
  • Graduate Student Fellowships 2 — FOP Center

    Fellowships for Graduate Students, Medical Students and Post-doctoral Trainees are available to conduct research in the Orthopaedic Molecular Biology Laboratories. These Fellowships are sponsored through the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association (IFOPA), the Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia Association (POHA), and the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders. Please contact Frederick S. Kaplan MD or Eileen M. Shore PhD c/o Susan Lippo at lippo@mail.med.upenn.edu to discuss your interest.

    Graduate students in the Orthopaedic Molecular Biology laboratories are typically enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) Graduate Group in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Graduate fellowships may be available through the CAMB program. Detailed information about the CAMB program can be found at the following link: http://www.med.upenn.edu/camb/.

  • Orthopaedic Bioengineering Ph.D. Program at Penn
  • Orthopaedic Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program at Penn

    Graduate students in the Orthopaedic Molecular Biology laboratories are typically enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) Graduate Group in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Detailed information about the CAMB program can be found at the following link: http://www.med.upenn.edu/camb/.