Post Doctoral Fellow

Oct 13, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Post Doctoral Fellow

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
This position will support research studying how changes in extracellular matrix composition affect the contractile mechanics of engineered cardiovascular tissues and cells.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • A post-doctoral fellow position funded by the NIH is available immediately in the Tissue Mechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the Biomedical Engineering Department working with Professor Billiar.

    Position Requirements

  • We seek outstanding candidates with expertise and interest in mechanobiology, 3D cell culture,dbiopolymers, high-throughput assay development, micro-contact printing, biofabrication, and mechanical characterization of soft tissues.

    About our location: Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. Today, WPI is a highly selective private university with over 4,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs, and is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report. The university is located in the heart of Massachusetts, an hour away from Boston, Providence, Hartford, the mountains of New Hampshire and the beaches of Cape Cod. The Biomedical Engineering and Biology & Biotechnology departments are housed in the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, along with biochemistry and biophysics research labs, providing an exciting “critical mass” for interdisciplinary projects. WPI researcher collaborate extensively with the University of Massachusetts Medical School clinicians and biomedical departments such as Cell and Molecular Biology.

    Applicants should have an earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, biophysics or a closely related field. Experience with cell culture, image analysis, computational techniques, MATLAB or other programming language, is preferred.
    For more information, please visit our website at

    Posting Date: 10/12/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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