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Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Georgetown University: Medical Center: School of Medicine: BGRO Basic Science: Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Dec 10, 2021
Deadline: Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral fellow for an opening in the Biotechnology Program, within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Kyle DiVito and it is open immediately. The position will be renewed yearly based upon performance assessment with the principle investigator. The candidate should hold a PhD in biomedical engineering (or related field) and will have a strong background in a combination of the following disciplines/techniques including tissue engineering, microfluidics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and mammalian cell & tissue culture. The research project(s) will include developing advanced tissue vascularization models using microfluidic-based approaches for multi-tissue organ modeling. Individuals with experience in biochemistry and mammalian cell culture as well as fluid dynamics, polymer/materials science would be considered particularly ideal candidates. In addition to the research efforts, the candidate will be expected to participate as a teaching assistant for graduate level courses at no more than 50% effort.

The position is multi-fold and seeks to bolster the candidate's research portfolio as well as provide teaching opportunities in both didactic and experiential learning and thus will provide the candidate with experience for transition into an environment attune to educating. The teaching component of this position is at the graduate level and may also include directing capstone internship projects for M.S. candidates over the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (limited to 1-2 students per semester).

About Us: The Biotechnology Program trains young scientists and burgeoning entrepreneurs to become leaders in their respective fields. Our Program is now entering its 25th year and hosts both domestic and international students from a variety of backgrounds. We are seeking to expand our research footprint and provide a unique educational experience for our diverse student body. Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and relevant research/teaching experience.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible postdoctoral fellow at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Preferred Experience: The candidate will hold a PhD in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or related field with 0-1 years’ experience. The candidate will have a flexible schedule and be willing to contribute to the Biotechnology Program both through research and education. The ability to communicate effectively on a diverse set of scientific topics is essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow NIH standards for postdoctoral fellows.

Application Instructions
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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