Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR65477
Postdoctoral Research (Scholar or Associate) Position Open in the Setton Lab (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Danforth Campus). Area of expertise: Cell biology, microscopy, calcium imaging, cell culture, musculoskeletal pathology. A postdoctoral position is available immediately for applicants interested in advancing research in nerve-tissue cross-talk in application to arthritis and intervertebral disc degeneration.
The goals of this project are to understand neuronal remodeling in response to degenerative musculoskeletal diseases. Project work will involve tissue characterization, including measurement of nerve activation using multiple stimulation modalities and optical and microscopic imaging. The individual will have the opportunity to design their own project and work as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, materials scientists, and clinicians.
The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with collaborators in Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Center, Teaching Center, and campus groups.
Trains under the supervision of Professors: Setton, Tang and Culver including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which is expected to yield one or more publications including conference abstract proceedings.
Develops expertise in electric field stimulation or chemical stimulation of neuronal cells in vitro.
Supports team working on pre-clinical models of musculoskeletal degeneration.
Utilizes or learns methods to support evaluations including microscopy, calcium imaging, immunostaining, biochemical assays, live cell imaging.
Ph.D. in any engineering discipline or related physical science field.
Prior experience with biomedical sciences.
Demonstrated record of achievement.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with a multidisciplinary research team.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, independent, and possess training in areas of cell biology, cell culture, microscopy or musculoskeletal pathology.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae to Dr. Setton: email@example.com.
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