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Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Jun 27, 2021

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Job Details

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 227656
Location

BME @ GT:
313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

Department Information

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was created jointly by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech has been consistently ranked as one of the top BioE/BME programs for several consecutive years. This program is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities.

We are united by our dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide. We are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary innovators in basic and translational research and education. We are far-sighted educators, dedicated to creating biomedical engineers equipped for success today and in the future, across all realms of the burgeoning field.

Job Summary

The Chan Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to detect and manage infections and microbiome health. The successful candidate will be tasked with design and synthesis of in vivo nanoprobes to non-invasively monitor infection or microbiome-related activity. The research will utilize conjugation chemistries for probe synthesis, in vitro experiments with bacterial/mammalian cell cultures, animal models for in vivo testing, and methodologies for biosample analysis such as histology, ELISAs, and mass spectrometry. As part of this position, the successful applicant will be working closely with the principal investigator, other lab members, and collaborators to discuss research direction and data. To find out more about the Chan Lab, see the lab website at leslie-chan.com.

Responsibilities

The specific job duties undertaken include the following: In addition to the aforementioned research activities, the successful applicant will be responsible for sharing research findings in lab meetings, conferences, and publications. The postdoctoral fellow will be provided opportunities for further professional development such as mentorship of graduate students and grant writing with the principal investigator.

Required Qualifications

Degree required for this job: PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with synthesis of small molecules/nanomaterials and in vivo experimentation is preferred.

Contact Information

Leslie Chan

[email protected]

leslie-chan.com

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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