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Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Epigenetics, human iPS cells, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Blood Cancers: Columbus, OH, United States

Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Dhvanit Shah Laboratory ( at the Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Diseases, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Ohio State University, Columbus OH, United States.

The Shah laboratory provides a dynamic microenvironment that offers excellent opportunities for intellectual exchange and collaborations among investigators from diverse fields. We investigate the origin, development, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), and their utility in treating patients with blood and bone-marrow diseases. We have expertise in utilizing zebrafish, mice, and human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to analyze novel genes and mechanisms important for blood formation. Our goals are to utilize our knowledge in developing cellular- and mechanism-based therapies as well as generating functional HSCs for the treatment of hematological diseases.

Position # 1: Epigenetics of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Development and Disorders
The ideal candidate will have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Immunotherapy, Hematology, Oncology, and/or Biology. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills in epigenetics, directed differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), HSC transplant, xenograft, computational biology, high-throughput screening, gene-editing, and/or molecular and cellular biology techniques. 

Position # 2: Bioengineering of 3D Scaffold Development
The ideal candidate will have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Machine Learning, Systems Biology, Chemical Engineering, and/or Drug Development. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills in organoid development, 3D bio-printing, Bio-MEMS, artificial intelligence, microfluidics, proteomics, and/or medicinal chemistry. 

Strong background in one or more of these areas is preferred but not required. Qualified candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a group environment.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV, and contact details of three references to:

Dr. Katja Helenius at katjaphelenius(at)


Dr. Dhvanit I. Shah
Center for Childhood Cancers,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital &
Ohio State University College of Medicine
700 Children's Drive, WA 5015
Columbus, OH 43205

NCH & OSU are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.