The Smith Biofabrication Laboratory (Smith BioFab Lab), directed by Dr. Lester Smith, has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow. We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated, and intellectually engaged post-doctoral research associate with special interest in the areas of biofabrication, clinical and biomedical imaging, tissue engineering, rapid prototyping, computational fluid dynamics, and computer modeled tissue metabolism. The overarching goals of this research program are 1) to develop generalizable platforms/techniques for biofabricating, culturing, and analyzing complex tissues for research, clinical, and pharmaceutical testing applications, which including associated bioreactors and models, 2) develop a comprehensive (vascularized, oxygenated, mechanically-robust) biofabricated bone construct for bone tissue research, and 3) Support labs local, and abroad, in the production, use, and implementation of our biofabricated tissue models. Special opportunities afforded by this fellowship include experience working directly with the Department of Radiology, the 3D Bioprinting Core, the Biofabrication, Rapid-prototyping, and Imaging for Tissue Engineering (BRITE) Group, the Xenotransplantation Lab, and the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health. Research-dedicated facilities include the Regenova Bio 3D Printer, the Form 2 desktop 3D printer, MRI, and PET/CT. The Smith BioFab Lab and the 3D Bioprinting Core at the Indiana University School of Medicine are part of a highly interdisciplinary environment with collaborators across several departments and several experience levels. Along with Dr. Smith, primary co-mentors on several funded projects include Dr. Andres Tovar (Mechanical Engineering/Computational Models), Dr. Burcin Ekser (Xenotransplantation), and Dr. Lynda Bonewald (Musculoskeletal Health and Bone Biology). Other closely affiliated IU faculty include Drs. Tien-Min
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