The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar to develop engineered therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal injuries and disease. The Postdoctoral Scholar will employ combinatorial approaches for controlling endothelial angiogenic phenotype and the muscle stem cell niche to fabricate engineered tissues and materials for transplantation into small animal models to achieve the goal of tissue regeneration and functional recovery. This position will involve working on collaborative team projects composed of stem cell biologists, computational scientists, and clinician scientists.
This postdoc will work on one or more projects. Potential projects include: (1) Develop biomaterials to enhance angiogenesis and skeletal muscle regeneration in peripheral arterial disease; (2) Utilize computational genomics to study angiogenic pathways modulated by biophysical and biomechanical properties; (3) Develop immunomodulatory biomaterials for in situ regeneration and exploration of the role of exercise and physical rehabilitation in immune-mediated regeneration; (4) Engineer complex tissue interfaces and dynamic human physiosome platforms for drug testing and disease modeling.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will independently write and submit grants and technical research papers and prepare and give oral / poster presentations at international conferences. The position requires that the candidate come up with original ideas and work towards proving them and ultimately getting them funded through the grant submission process. The candidate should expect to work hard to move forward on a pathway to becoming an independent researcher.
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale .
PhD in a field of study related to the research
Background in bioengineering or related biological sciences field
Proficient with and demonstrated experience in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including cell culture, cell transfection, PCR, histology, immunofluorescence and FACS
Understanding of statistics
Ability to work independently and effectively as a team with a diverse range of individuals with varying abilities and backgrounds
Motivation to learn, create, innovate, and improve
Ability to multi-task and adjust/adapt to project developments
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects; organize and execute a variable workload
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and communicate findings to internal and external audiences
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer software for data generation, analysis and record keeping such as MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Matlab, Graph Pad PRISM and ImageJ
Ability to work in an environment with potential exposure to blood borne pathogens
Ability to handle animals in support of research activities
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Experience with small animal surgical models and in vivo imaging modalities
Experience with stem cell/iPSC cell culture
Working knowledge of fluorescence microscopy
Experience with next generation sequencing and analysis
Knowledge of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal physiology
Experience with 3D printing/AutoCAD
For consideration, upload CV with a cover letter indicating the particulars of your background that make you a suitable candidate. Also please indicate your primary future research interests and career goals. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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