Working Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Professional Research Staff
Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Posting Date: 06-12-2017
The newly established Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia is looking for a post-doctoral research associate to work in the areas of microfabrication; microfluidics and soft imprint lithography-based biopatterning, under the direct supervision of co-advisors Dr. George Christ and Dr. Nathan Swami. The individual will work within a multi-disciplinary team to develop new approaches and protocols for patterning skeletal muscle and other interfacing tissues (e.g. vessels, nerve) using state-of-the-art 3D-bioprinters and micro/nano-lithography instrumentation.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant engineering or physical sciences discipline and a significant level of process development experience with polymer microfabrication within a Clean Room setting. Hands-on familiarity in one or more of the following areas is also a plus: optical lithography, imprint lithography, micromolding, microfluidics and stylus-tip based profilometry, as well as set-up and maintenance of the associated instrumentation. Duties will include developing and validating new soft lithography strategies, collaborating on hydrogel patterning, cell seeding, sample manipulation and imaging, as well as project management with clinicians, faculty, and students, giving presentations, writing journal articles, and writing proposals. Initial year is fully funded, and reappointment will be performance-based for a potential of two more years.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621092. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin on 6/22/2017 and the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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