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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering (Multiple positions)

Employer
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location
UMass Lowell

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 510118
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and NIH/grant funding
Applications Open: Sep 16 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General summary of position:

The multidisciplinary and collaborative lab of Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks two Post-Doctoral Research Associates with extensive experiences in bone tissue engineering, biomineralization, in vivo studies, organ-on-chips, mono- and co-cultures of cells, biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function, and culture of human primary cell lines and stem cells for repair and regeneration of bone.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year with a possibility of renewal for another year based on the productivity and performance.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education: PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Biology or a related field.

Industrial experience in 3D scaffolds and organ-on-chip technologies although not required can be a plus.

Highly motivated candidates with strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills are encouraged to apply.

Skills:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomineralization
  • Primary cell and stem cell cultures
  • In vitro tissue models
  • In vivo models
  • Immunostaining, histology
  • Organs-on-chips
  • Mammalian cell cultures in microfluidic chips
  • Co-cultures of two or three types of mammalian cells
  • Biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function
  • Co-cultures of human primary cell lines

Additional considerations:

  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to mentor and inspire students with limited research experience.
  • Experience in bone tissue engineering, biomineralization, in vivo studies, organ-on-chips, mono- and co-cultures of cells, biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function, culture of human primary cell lines and stem cells for repair and regeneration of bone, mammalian cell cultures in microfluidic chips, and co-cultures

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for approximately 1 year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

Organization

Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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