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Postdoctoral Researcher

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoc to investigate the mechanisms that impact innate immune cell development in diabetes that leads to non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. Our lab has established protocols for human tissue banking, bone marrow oraganoid culture, and murine models. We have a variety of projects and seek a postdoc who is interested in developing algorithms to analyze and process large sequencing datasets, image processing and quantification, biochemical and molecular assays. We collaborate with other UMass Chan Diabetes Center of Excellence labs for technical and professional support. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in biomedical science, data science, or related field
  • Experience with PCR, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, western-blotting, ELISA, and FACS
  • Experience with fluorescent image techniques and analysis
  • Experience in working with murine models
  • Experience with basic sequencing analysis and statistics
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others
  • Passion for tackling challenging problems and developing creative solutions
  • Drive for self-development with a focus on scientific know-how
  • Effective communication


  • Collection of discarded human bone marrow from the operating room
  • Organizational skills to ensure detailed data collection and analysis
  • Lab reports, manuscripts, and grant preparation
  • Flexible work hours that may require working outside of regular business hours depending on available human tissue collection
  • Solve problems as they arise and communicate potential roadblocks to manage expectations
  • Support existing research projects through the activities listed above

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, your CV, and names & contact information for three references to Tammy T. Nguyen MD, PhD at

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