Job Description

One postdoctoral position is available at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI). The TIBI is developing ‘personalized’ solutions that utilize micro- and nanoscale technologies to enable a range of therapies for organ failure, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. To enable this vision, the institute works closely with clinicians including interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and surgeons. Headed by Dr. Khademhosseini, the institute has numerous projects including the use of patient-derived cells to engineer artificial tissues and cell-based therapies; organ-on-a-chip systems that aim to mimic the human physiology and pathology and enable patient-specific evaluation of drug candidates; and novel biomaterials as sealants and adhesives. For this particular job opening, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who can work on synthesis and engineering of functional biomaterials as sealants and tissue engineered scaffolds. This work is funded by the NIH and has the potential to solve major issues in regeneration of tissues or repair of defects in a minimally invasive manner.

Job requirements:

Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or related disciplines.
A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Experience in hydrogel synthesis and characterization, cell culture, and animal experiments is desired and a considerable plus.
The fellow is expected to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and drive scientific and technical innovation with other members of the group, as well as with the Terasaki research community.
Outstanding communication skills including both oral and written presentation are required.
Previous experience with experimental design,microscopic imaging, and data analysis are required.

Please include the following documents into one DOC, DOCX, or PDF File:

Research statement, including a brief summary of previous research experiences, along with motivation and specific fit for the mission of the Institute. Suggested length: 1-3 pages
Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

*Terasaki Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles , CA , United States
Experience Required: Mid-Senior Level
Date Published: 02 Mar 2021
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