Job Description: The laboratory of Hicham Drissi in the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral fellow to work on a NIH-funded project focused on intervertebral disc biology and disease. Our laboratory has a strong track record in skeletal development, homeostasis and repair studies using genetic models, stem cells as well as cell and molecular biology techniques. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in cell and molecular biology or related fields. Individuals with a solid background in intervertebral disc biology and disease using molecular genetics will be given priority. Candidates should possess outstanding communication and organizational skills and have a strong publication record. Responsibilities: Independently design and conduct experiments. Comfort using both in-vitro and in-vivo model systems. Be responsible for data collection, analyses, interpretation, and manuscript preparation. Perform all required training and attend all mandatory lab and group meetings. Develop new skills and participate in student, technician, and peer mentorship. Participate in grant preparation. Qualified candidates should provide an updated curriculum vitae, which lists three references. Position will remain open until filled.