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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Organ-on-chip and Tissue Engineering

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, grade and funding
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General Summary of Position:

The multidisciplinary and collaborative lab of Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate with extensive experiences in tissue engineering, 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, culture of human primary cell lines especially with keratinocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts to develop organ-on-chip systems for engineering solutions towards preserving or restoring hearing.

The initial appointment will be for ONE year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity, successful performance and the availability of funding. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Optimize co-cultures of two and three different cells types in transwell inserts as well as in microfluidic organ-on-chip devices
  • Generate multi-layered tissue mimetics in microfluidic organ-on-chip devices
  • Perform biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function
  • Perform immunostaining for biomarkers and use image analysis for quantification
  • Review appropriate literature pertaining to current or proposed research
  • Prepare materials for publications and grant applications
  • Present results in group meetings and project seminars
  • Supervise graduate students
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Biology or a related field
  • Industrial experience in 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
  • Organs-on-chips
  • In vitro tissue models
  • Mammalian cell cultures in microfluidic chips
  • Co-cultures of two or three types of mammalian cells
  • Biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function
  • Culture of human primary cell lines especially with keratinocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts

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 tissue engineering, 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, culture of human primary cell lines especially with keratinocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts to develop organ-on-chip systems

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 ONE year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity, successful 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.  Submission of a research statement is optional.

 

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