Post Doctoral Associate
The Song Lab at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) (https://www.umassmed.edu/songlab/) develops functional biomaterials for scaffold-guided skeletal tissue (bone and cartilage) regeneration and implant surface modifications to combat periprosthetic infections. Supported by the NIH, foundation and translational grants, our current research projects include on-demand drug release / surface engineering for combating implant-associated infections caused by S. aureus (e.g. ACS Central Science 2019, 5(12):1929), translation of 3D printed or electrospun degradable shape memory polymer scaffolds for guided bone regeneration (e.g. Science Translational Medicine 2019, 11(502), eaau7411; Advanced Functional Material 2017, 1604784), and the development and application of bio-orthogonally crosslinked viscoelastic hydrogels with broadly tuned, predictive degradative and mechanical cues for stem cell delivery and cartilage regeneration (e.g. ACS Central Science 2018; 4(8):971; Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014; 136(11):4105).Responsibilities
Expectations for this position include novel functional monomer/polymer design, synthesis and material characterizations as well as supporting relevant animal studies. The fellow is expected to work both independently and collaboratively, be actively involved in writing manuscripts, and contribute to a productive and cordial team environment.Qualifications
Requirements:• Recent PhD in Chemistry, Polymer/materials Science, Chemical Biology, Bioengineering or related discipline.• Interest in applied and translational research• Experience in organic/polymer synthesis and materials characterizations (e.g. GPC, DSC, DMA, rheology)• Experience with basic cell culture/microscopy techniques desired but not required • Self-motivated and organized, enjoys collaboration and mentoring, good written and oral communication skills.
For further information, please send cover letter, current CV and the names and contact information of three references to:
Jie Song at [email protected]