Postdoctoral Position, Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Posted 1/17/2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Leif Oxburgh at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Portland, Maine. The position will focus on understanding the biology of the nephron progenitor cell, including its three dimensional culture and differentiation to renal tissue in vitro and in vivo. Recent examples of publications relevant to the project:

Dis Model Mech. 2017 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May;28(5):1370-1378.

Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 4;6:10027.

Dev Cell. 2015 Jul 27;34(2):229-41.

Development. 2014. 141(1):17-27

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013. 19;110(12):4640-5

In addition to a doctoral degree, the successful candidate will have experience in cell culture and molecular biology methods and documented research productivity published in peer-reviewed journals. Training in organogenesis and/or bioengineering is preferred. Maine Medical Center Research Institute provides a supportive training environment for postdoctoral fellows, with active mentoring, lab meetings, institute progress updates, and grant-writing training.

Maine Medical Center Research Institute supports a broad spectrum of research at Maine Medical Center, northern New England’s largest hospital including basic research, clinical research, and health services research. Please visit

Please send CV and cover letter explaining suitability and motivation to Dr. Leif Oxburgh (

Last Updated 01/17/2018