Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport 2022 (SB3C2022)
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Research Laboratory Technician- Tendon biology and biomechanics
University of Michigan The Killian-Abraham Labs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Michigan Medicine are seeking a Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate to join our team. The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.
The employee will join a team investigating tendon and muscle growth and healing. The candidate will play a role in animal husbandry; laboratory management and ordering of consumables; assist with the design, approval, and revisions for studies involving human and animal research; and conducting experiments in association with graduate and undergraduate students focused on mechanical loading and genetic modifications during musculoskeletal growth and healing in mouse models. The individual will be expected to participate in basic science studies, including tissue harvests, histology, gene expression, protein analyses, and documentation. They will assist in report writing, protocol development and implementation, safety and regulatory oversight, and will be responsible for completing lab documentation. They will also provide assistance in developing and designing research projects and suggest options for improvement. This person may also assist and supervise students and others in instrument operation and assist in preparation of research papers, manuscripts, and progress reports.
Email/txt Megan Killian w/ inquiries or find her at the meeting!
Desired Qualifications BS in BME, biology, or related field. Experience with IRB and/or animal study protocols development. Good interpersonal, team-work, organizational, and communication skills. Prior experience with histology and quantitative image analysis, particularly with tendon, is desirable.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brain Magnetic Resonance Elastography
University of Delaware, Department of Biomedical Engineering A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware under the supervision of Professor Curtis Johnson. The successful candidate will work on projects related to brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) supported by multiple National Institutes of Health R01 grants.
We seek a highly motivated individual interested in the development of novel MRE image acquisition and reconstruction techniques for fast, high-resolution imaging of brain mechanical properties. Novel techniques will be used in ongoing clinical and basic science research projects using MRE to measure brain health through mechanics. Ongoing collaborations with several groups, including at Washington University in St. Louis and Dartmouth College, provide opportunities to disseminate new technology and impact clinical research.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields, with strong background in MR physics and computer programming. Experience in pulse sequence programming or image reconstruction is required; experience in the Siemens IDEA environment preferred. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and will be expected to participate in both independent and collaborative projects. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Imaging Brain Biomechanics
University of Delaware, Department of Biomedical Engineering A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware under the supervision of Professor Curtis Johnson. The successful candidate will work on projects related to measuring brain biomechanics for applications in traumatic brain injury (TBI) supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and Office of Naval Research.
We seek a highly motivated individual interested in measuring how the human brain responds to impact to model TBI. This project will use magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) to measure brain tissue stiffness and deformation due to applied motion to inform computer models of TBI in humans. This research is part of ongoing collaborations with groups at Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, and Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields, with strong background in neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis. Experience in elastography and pulse sequence programming are a plus, though not required. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and will be expected to participate in both independent and collaborative projects. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Contact Curtis Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, and apply online at https://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/job/498978.
Postdoc in mechanobiology of cardiac development
Columbia University The labs of Nandan Nerurkar PhD (Biomedical Engineering) and Kimara Targoff MD (Pediatrics) have an opening for a joint postdoctoral position studying the role of soft tissue mechanics in cardiovascular development using the developing zebrafish embryo. The broader goals of the project are to understand how molecular and genetic controls of cell behaviors and extracellular matrix deposition regulate proper morphogenesis and function of the cardiac outflow tract. An experimental background in soft tissue biomechanics is preferred but not required. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in developmental and molecular biology, including experience with zebrafish, a powerful model system for studying the mechanics of morphogenesis and the underlying basis of congenital birth defects. To apply or to learn more about the position, please contact Nandan Nerurkar at email@example.com.
Postdoc in computational cardiovascular modeling
Michigan State University The Computational Biomechanics Lab in Michigan State University is looking to fill a fixed-term research associate (postdoctoral) position.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in either mechanical, biomedical, aeronautical, civil engineering or equivalent field with a strong foundation in programming (C++ and python), computational mechanics, numerical methods and the finite element method. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are familiar with the open-source finite element library FeNiCS, cardiac finite element modeling, medical image processing, and machine learning. The candidate is expected to possess excellent communication and written skills. In this position, the candidate will work to develop data-driven multiscale/multiphysics formulations and code to solve problems related to the cardiovascular system. Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to help mentor students and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. The successful candidate will enjoy ample training and networking opportunities.
Outstanding candidates are invited to submit a letter of application detailing their relevant background, providing the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references, a CV to the webpage: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/509746/research-associatefixed-term
Please contact Dr. Lik Chuan Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details regarding the position.
University of Rochester Applications are invited for two postdoctoral researchers to model the dynamics of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain at the University of Rochester. The work will focus on fluid flow and transport of solutes, including wastes and nutrients, in the glymphatic system, which circulates cerebrospinal fluid through the brain during sleep. That circulation has important implications for human health: diseases such as Alzheimer's correlate with accumulation of brain metabolic wastes, and pathologies such as stroke involve damaging swelling caused by the inrush of cerebrospinal fluid. The postdoctoral researchers will develop high-fidelity models of local flows using direct numerical simulations and extend an existing, brain-wide hydraulic network model of the fluid pathways. They will also develop models for solute transport, caused by both advection and diffusion. Several related questions about brain fluid flow might also be addressed. Experience with computational fluid dynamics is key; biological experience is desirable but not required.
The postdoctoral researchers will join a team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, led by Douglas H. Kelley and John H. Thomas. The researchers will benefit from collaboration with three experimental projects funded simultaneously, producing groundbreaking in vivo observations in both mice and humans. Iterative collaboration, in which experiments inform models and models suggest new experiments, is a central goal for all. Collaboration is also encouraged with other researchers in Mechanical Engineering studying brain fluid flows, currently including one other faculty member, two other postdoctoral researchers, a few PhD students, and a few undergraduate students. Further benefits will come from a Data Science Core dedicated to support the projects by providing data infrastructure, developing code, and performing analyses. These positions will be available starting summer 2022, and funds are available for five years.
Tenure System Faculty Member - Open Rank
Michigan State University The department has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs built on a foundation of varied biomedical and engineering disciplines, and it provides first-class education while engaging in research at the frontiers of engineering and science. The BME department was established in 2017, building on a strong, 160-year history of educational and research programs in engineering along with sustained excellence in both human and veterinary medicine. The BME department has 14 primary faculty and 23 joint faculty members. Many BME faculty have joint appointments or continuing collaborations with departments in the College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The department has strong research programs in biomedical engineering, with annual research expenditures from the primary faculty of about $12M. The BME department and College of Engineering have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers. The department is housed within the new Institute of Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering building, which includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities (https://iq.msu.edu/). The department currently offers graduate programs (MS and PhD), with approximately 46 full-time doctoral students. For additional information about the BME Department, please visit https://www.egr.msu.edu/bme/.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
Postdoctoral Position in Musculoskeletal Elastography
University of Colorado Boulder A postdoctoral position in musculoskeletal MRI with an emphasis on elastography is available in the Soft Tissue Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The research-focused position will involve the MRI-based measurement of in vivo strain, material properties, and relaxometry in musculoskeletal soft tissues – cartilage, meniscus, and ligament – to predict the progression of osteoarthritis. A key effort of the position will involve the clinical translation of new imaging methods to study cartilage health following reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.
A candidate with a background in biomechanics is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong understanding of experimental applications of magnetic resonance physics in the context of tissue structure and function, and work with a highly interdisciplinary team of basic scientists and clinicians. The position is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
The CU Boulder MRI Facility is equipped with a whole-body, research-dedicated, and state-of-the-art 3T (Siemens Prismafit) scanner for imaging of the brain, spine, and knee.
CU Boulder is located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, conveniently near Denver. Boulder is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the USA in terms of quality of life. CU Boulder is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Please email Corey Neu, Ph.D. to set up a meeting and discuss the position further: email@example.com
Corey P. Neu, Ph.D. Donnelly Family Endowed Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Member, BioFrontiers Institute University of Colorado Boulder Twitter: @NeuLabBoulder
Postdoctoral Position in Multiomics of Joint Health
University of Colorado Boulder A postdoctoral position in multiomics of joint health is available in the Soft Tissue Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. The research will link imaging to omics data across scales for the understanding of osteoarthritis pathogenesis in patients undergoing ligament reconstruction or total joint replacement. This study is a part of an ongoing, multiyear evaluation of patient cohorts.
A candidate with a background in engineering or data science is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong understanding of machine learning and high throughput biology for the analysis of MRI, genome, transcriptome, metabolome, and/or epigenome data. The candidate will also work with a highly interdisciplinary team of basic scientists, and human and veterinary clinicians. The position is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The University of Colorado Boulder is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for multiomics evaluation of musculoskeletal tissues. We additionally partner with the Departments of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology the University of Colorado Anschutz for patient recruitment and analysis.
CU Boulder is located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, conveniently near Denver. Boulder is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the USA in terms of quality of life. CU Boulder is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Please email Corey Neu to set up a meeting and to discuss the position further: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey P. Neu, Ph.D. Donnelly Family Endowed Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Chair, Program in Biomedical Engineering Member, BioFrontiers Institute University of Colorado Boulder Twitter: @NeuLabBoulder
Lecturer in dynamic systems and controls
Clemson University We are expanding the department and have one more position open for a lecturer in dynamic systems and controls. I'm including a link to the application here. If you have any questions about the position or about Clemson feel free to come find me during the conference and chat!
Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocular Biomechanics
Georgia Tech The Ethier lab seeks a Post-doctoral Fellow to study retinoscleral signaling in myopia. The pathogenesis of myopia is poorly understood but involves signaling from the retina to the sclera by one or more factors, likely including all-trans retinoic acid. We will mathematically model this signaling process, including transport across the choroid, and carry out tracer studies in post-mortem mouse eyes to obtain model validation datasets. The successful candidate will undertake these studies as part of a collegial and diverse team of research staff, students, and post-docs, working in collaboration with personnel from the laboratory of Dr. Machelle Pardue. This position is funded from a recent NIH R01 grant. See full details at the link below.
Research Technician - Ocular Stem Cell Delivery
Georgia Institute of Technology The Ethier lab seeks a Research Technician II to study stem cell delivery to the anterior eye as a potential treatment for glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness and is frequently associated with an elevated intraocular pressure. Using an established mouse model of glaucoma, we wish to deliver stem cells to a specific location in the eye by loading the cells with magnetic nanoparticles and “steering” them with an external magnet. The resulting changes in intraocular pressure, anterior segment morphology and aqueous outflow facility will be measured. The successful candidate will undertake these studies as part of a collegial and diverse team of research staff, students and post-docs. This position is funded from an NIH R01 grant. Further details at the link below.
Postdoctoral Associate and Ph.D. Candidate Positions in Microfluidics
The University of Texas at Dallas The Nano-Brain Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral associates and Ph.D. candidates to join our dynamic team. Our interdisciplinary research focuses on developing nanotechnology-based approaches to revolutionize point-of-care infectious disease diagnostics. Our work has received funding from federal and state agencies (NSF, NIH, CDMRP, and CPRIT) and non-profit organizations (American Heart Association). Our lab works closely with active researchers at UT Dallas and other institutes, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Yale, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Our work has led to the formation of several biotech startup companies.
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate and Ph.D. students with a strong background in microfluidic fabrication and related applications. The potential candidate will perform in vitro diagnostics implemented on microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip systems. The project will be highly interdisciplinary and fast- paced, having multiple collaborating labs in optics, diagnostics, and microfabrication. The candidate will work with other graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the laboratory, publish results in journals, write project reports, and assist with proposal preparation.
Learn more about our related work in the following publications: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29025-w; https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202107832.
Successful postdoctoral applicants will have a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating their interest, CV, top 3 publications, and references in PDF format to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin (Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu). Successful applicants will receive competitive salaries and benefits. These positions are open immediately, and we are interviewing candidates on a rolling basis.
Postdoctoral Associate and Ph.D. Candidate Positions in Brain Barrier Research
The University of Texas at Dallas The Nano-Brain Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral associates and Ph.D. candidates to join our dynamic team. Our interdisciplinary research focuses on developing nanotechnology-based approaches to better understand and overcome brain barriers. Recent efforts have led to innovative tools enabling the transient opening of the blood-brain barrier and optically probing the brain extracellular space. Our work has received funding from federal and state agencies (NSF, NIH, CDMRP, and CPRIT) and non-profit organizations (American Heart Association). Our lab works closely with active researchers at UT Dallas and other institutes, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Yale, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate and Ph.D. students with a strong background and interest in the blood-brain barrier and related applications to join a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative team. Successful candidates will work on developing novel techniques to modulate the blood-brain barrier permeability for drug delivery into the central nervous system. Experience in one or more of the following is attractive for the position: blood-brain barrier modulation, focused ultrasound technique, viral and non- viral delivery, lipid nanoparticle formulation, cancer immunotherapy, neuroscience, and animal disease models.
Successful postdoctoral applicants will have a Ph.D. in materials science, engineering, biology, or neuroscience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating their interest, CV, top 3 publications, and references in PDF format to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin (Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu). Successful applicants will receive competitive salaries and benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis The Bayly lab is seeking a post-doctoral research associate for research at the intersection of advanced imaging and the mechanics of cells and tissues. The post-doc will perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) of human subjects and laboratory animals. Research also involves modeling, simulation and analysis, image processing, and mechanical characterization of tissue and soft biomaterials.
Postdoctoral position in orthopaedic Raman biomechanics diagnostics
Boston University The orthopaedic research team run by Prof. Michael Albro (albrolab.com), Prof. Mark Grinstaff (grinstaff.org), and Dr. Brian Snyder (Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies) is recruiting postdocs for an NIH-funded project on the development of Raman spectroscopy as a clinical platform for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The project aims to establish a Raman arthroscopic needle probe to perform an intra-articular ‘optical biopsy’ of cartilage to measure tissue biomarkers that are predictive of cartilage health. The project spans a range of in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo model systems to establish the capability of Raman to predict cartilage composition, structure, and material properties over a range of degenerative states and in response to chondroprotective therapies emerging into the clinic. Individuals with experience/expertise in orthopedic research, biomedical spectroscopy, tissue mechanics, and/or biochemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are not expected to possess prior experience in all areas required for project implementation. Successful applicants will possess experience in some of the applicable disciplines with a strong desire to learn complementary skillsets through training within our highly collaborative research team.
Postdoctoral position in cartilage tissue engineering
Boston University The orthopaedic research team run by Prof. Michael Albro (albrolab.com), Prof. Mark Grinstaff (grinstaff.org), and Dr. Brian Snyder (Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies) currently has openings for postdoctoral researchers on an NIH-funded research project on the development of growth factor delivery platforms for cartilage tissue engineering. The project advances the first use of bio-inspired TGF-beta delivery scaffolds in combination with patient-specific reaction-diffusion models in an attempt to optimize growth factor delivery and improve clinical outcomes for cartilage regeneration. This work advances a new field of personalized regenerative medicine where scaffold-selection may be tailored to individual patients based on cell interactions with growth factors during tissue regeneration. Individuals with experience/expertise in cartilage tissue engineering, polymer chemistry, and/or computational modeling are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are not expected to possess prior experience in all areas required for project implementation. Successful applicants will possess experience in some of the applicable disciplines with a strong desire to learn complementary skillsets through training within our highly collaborative research team.
Post Doctoral Position
Drexel Available position in Neonatal animal research lab. Expertise in animal handling, RT PCR, Western and overall data management preferred.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Microfluidics, Organoids, and Precision Medicine
Lehigh University Bionano Interface Laboratory at Lehigh University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate. Applicants are expected to utilize micro/nanotechnology in biomedical applications, i.e., precision medicine such as patient derived organoid. Experience on working with cells (tumor cells, stem cells etc), microfluidic devices for cell manipulation, organ-on-chip devices, nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, and precision medicine are preferred. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in bioengineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or a related discipline and must have an outstanding academic record. Interested applicants should send, via e-mail, a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position, a C.V., an electronic copy of a representative publication, and a list of 3 references to: Dr. Yaling Liu Department of Bioengineering, email@example.com
Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Biomechanics
Texas A&M University Dr. Yuxiao Zhou’s Lab at J. Mike Walker ‘66 Department of Mechanical Engineering of Texas A&M University is seeking two Ph.D. students and one postdoc to work on computational and experimental biomechanics.
Preferred qualifications: • Biomechanics • Material characterization (AFM, TEM, FIB) • Finite element analysis • Mechanobiology mathematical modeling • Structural optimization • Machine learning The Ph.D. candidates should have a B.S. degree or M.S. degree in mechanical engineering or materials science and engineering, with a strong background in solid mechanics and mathematics.International students should meet the English proficiency requirement (please refer to Admissions - International Graduate | Admissions (tamu.edu)). Postdoc applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or materials science and engineering from an accredited institution.
How to apply (for Ph.D. applicants): Link to the department graduate admission webpage: Graduate Admissions | Texas A&M University Engineering (tamu.edu). Deadlines for international students are September 1 for spring 2023 admission and March 1 for fall 2023 admission. Priority will be given to spring 2023 semester applicants.
Contact details: Interested applicants should prepare 1) cover letter, 2) resume/cv, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) English test score (international students) and 5) representative papers (if any) in a single PDF and contact Dr. Yuxiao Zhou via email firstname.lastname@example.org and also copy to email@example.com (email subject format: Ph.D./Postdoc application-Year Semester-Name). Please visit our website (https://sites.google.com/view/yuxiaozhou) for more details on research programs.
Postdoctoral fellow on imaging
University of Pittsburgh The Sigal lab seeks a Post-doctoral Fellow to work on developing advanced methods for using light to image and interact with soft tissues. Although the Sigal lab focuses on ocular biomechanics, this project is of general relevance to soft tissues. The successful applicant is expected to be familiar with optical techniques such as structured illumination, polarized light or multi-photon microscopy. This is primarily a hands-on project. Please send CV and at least two publication PDFs to ian@OcularBiomechanics.com
Postdictoral fellow on soft tissue biomechanics
University of Pittsburgh The Sigal lab seeks a Post-doctoral Fellow to work on soft tissue biomechanics.
Although it has long been known that fibers are the main load-bearing component of soft tissues, most analysis techniques consider the fibers in a way that is overly simplistic. We want to overcome this limitation and enable experiments and models that account better for the fibrous nature of tissues.
We have multiple projects suitable for those interested in experimental or computational techniques, including finite element modeling and image processing.
The successful applicant is expected to be familiar with soft tissue biomechanics, with strong interests and expertise in either experimental or computational aspects. Please send CV and at least two publication PDFs to ian@OcularBiomechanics.com
Postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular fluid mechanics
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Looking for a postdoc with CFD and:or multi scale mathematical modeling experience. Project involves modeling of the cardiovascular system during periods of hemorrhage, ischemia, aortic occlusion and resuscitation. Opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team. Please contact Dr Rahbar for more information.
Teaching postdoc position at University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota - Duluth Applications are invited for a McKnight Foundation sponsored postdoctoral associate in the Chemical Engineering Department (ChE) in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). This is a 12-month teaching and research position beginning July 1, 2022, or later with teaching duties (one course per semester) in the ChE department or other departments depending on candidate qualifications and need. The remainder of the time will be engaged in research with Dr. Victor Lai in biosensor development, mechanical characterization of biological tissues, or development of biological tissue constructs. Specifically, there is a collaborative research project with Dr Victor Barocas at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities on computational modeling of single-cell and tissue-level mechanics. The initial appointment will be for one year with further appointments contingent upon performance and availability of funding.
Job Duties: Teaching (50%): Teach two courses annually (one per semester) in the Department of Chemical Engineering or other departments, depending on qualifications. Develop course content as needed. Research (50%): Participate in ongoing biomedical engineering-related research projects. Co- author and present research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Co-author grant proposals to internal and external agencies. Participate in collaborative meetings with internal and external faculty members. Supervise undergraduate and Master’s students.
Required Qualifications • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university in Chemical Engineering or related field • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in Chemical Engineering or related field
Email Dr Victor Lai (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or are interested to meet during the conference to discuss more.
Postdoctoral fellow in experimental biomechanics
John’s Hopkins University The Nguyen Lab (nguyenlab.wse.jhu.edu) and the Glaucoma Center of Excellence invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of experimental biomechanics to investigate the mechanisms of tissue remodeling and axonal injury in the optic nerve head of mouse models of glaucoma. The optic nerve head in mouse models consists of a mesh-like network of astrocytes, called the astrocytic lamina, that structurally and physiologically support the axons of the retinal ganglion cells as they exit the eye. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a funded project aimed at investigating the remodeling mechanisms of the astrocytic lamina and the effects of various chemical and pharmacological treatments on remodeling and axonal damage. The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves long-standing collaborations between the Nguyen Lab and clinician scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities develop an independent project on an area of mutual interest. An initial appointment will be for a 12-month period with future renewals contingent on performance. Salary will be based on the NIH pay scale for postdocs. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but spring 2022 is preferrable.
To apply, please email a complete curriculum vitae, representative publications, and the names and addresses of two references to email@example.com. Please put “postdoctoral position in experimental biomechanics” in the subject line of the email.
MRI Postdoc at Northeastern University
Northeastern University We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate, with a proven scientific track record, to work on a new collaborative project on health effects of prolonged exposure to wildland fire smoke. Applicants must have experience working in a dynamic laboratory environment, handling mouse models, and MRI. The project will require development of cardiac and pulmonary imaging protocols, including measurements of blood pressure-volume curves and oxygen-enhanced ultrashort echo time lung imaging. Candidate is expected to be independent and goal orientated, with outstanding initiative and motivation. In addition, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively on a diverse and growing team of researchers. Funding is provided by the NIH/NIEHS ONES R01.
Post-doctoral fellowship @ Penn
University of Pennsylvania Available position in musculoskeletal research lab. Expertise in cell culture, RT PCR, Western, IHC, mechanics and overall data management preferred.
Exponent, Inc. We are currently seeking an Associate for our Biomechanics Practice in Phoenix, AZ. In this role, you will work as part of a team to execute biomechanics consulting projects related to human injury analyses. This will involve analysis of the human body response to forces generated during an incident to determine potential for injury, analysis of the incident to determine if and/or how an injury occurred, and analysis of how such injuries could have been mitigated (e.g., seatbelt use, helmet use).
You will be responsible for:
* Reviewing both technical and non-technical materials extensively to identify key facts and information * Researching and reviewing relevant scientific journals, publications, and testing, and analyzing and synthesizing technical biomechanical issues involving kinematics, dynamics, mechanisms of injury, and human tolerance * Clearly communicating findings via presentations and written reports * Demonstrating the ability to synthesize technical information into an easily understood format suitable for presentation to technical and non-technical audiences * Managing projects with effective cost control measures * Assisting in conducting research, publishing reports and papers in technical journals, and presenting findings at meetings and conferences * Actively participating in our Biomechanics Practice and assisting in marketing the groups technical capabilities to clients and the scientific community
You will have the following skills and qualifications:
* Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field * Experience or familiarity with conducting technical analyses pertaining to injury potential, injury mechanisms, and injury mitigation in accident scenarios, but not required * Excellent written communication skills * Effective leadership skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of professionals
Biomechanics Consultant (Human Performance)
Exponent, Inc. We are currently seeking an Associate for our Biomechanics Practice. In this role, you will work as part of a team supporting product evaluations and executing biomechanics litigation consulting projects related to human movement and/or injury analyses. The role will involve developing and conducting experimental studies and/or computational analyses to evaluate human/product interaction including human movement patterns, loads, and pressures generated during use. You will analyze and interpret data and create technical presentations or reports which will be used to inform product decisions.
You will be responsible for:
*Designing/executing human experiments and/or biomechanics computational evaluations for design and performance characterization *Processing, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on complex large-scale human studies and/or computation evaluations outcomes *Writing proposals to initiate and/or support new opportunities related to human-product interactions *Reviewing both technical and non-technical materials extensively to identify key facts and information *Researching and reviewing relevant scientific journals, publications, and testing, and analyzing and synthesizing technical biomechanical issues involving kinematics, dynamics, mechanisms of injury, and human tolerance *Demonstrating the ability to synthesize technical information into an easily understood format suitable for presentation to technical and non-technical audiences
You will have the following skills and qualifications:
*Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field *Demonstrated experience in study design and associated statistical analyses *Experience in conducting or working with computational models to systematically evaluate biomechanical outcomes, but not required *Excellent written communication skills
Post Doctoral Scholar - Cardiovascular Mechanics
The Pennsylvania State University The Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Labs at The Pennsylvania State University has multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions open in the field of cardiovascular mechanics. Candidates who have a strong background in Biochemistry, Mathematics, and/or Mechanics (experimental and computational methods (use of OpenFOAM and/or COMSOL)) are welcome to apply. Experience in blood handling is a plus.
In each of the roles below, the individual will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research, participate in the preparation and submission of manuscripts and proposals, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare reports for funded projects. The positions are focused mostly on computational modeling. The research activities will include performing computations and some experiments related to stroke, thrombosis, adhesion, and cardiovascular fluid dynamics.
Each position requires a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in a scientific discipline by time of appointment. The duration is for one year, renewal possible depending on availability of funds. Interested applicants should apply online and include a cover letter and resume that includes a list of education, publications, work experience and a list of references. For more information, please contact Dr. Keefe Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoc Opportunities: Gator NeuroScholars
University of Florida Research in Brain Biomechanics, Aging, and Neurodegeneration. Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
University of Michigan The Figueroa Lab at the University of Michigan is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on a DoD-funded project looking to develop mathematical models of hemorrhagic shock using in-vivo porcine data.
The project also aims to optimize a novel device for Endovascular variable aortic control (EVAC).
This project is in collaboration with the Rahbar lab at Wake Forest.
Required qualifications: PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Math, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or similar field.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Growth and Remodeling
University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Research Associate Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (www.stblvandegeest.com)
The Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to advance computational models of vascular growth and remodeling. In close collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team, we are developing a fully biodegradable tissue engineered vascular graft that is compliance matched at implantation and utilizes a novel drug delivery approach to promote compliance maintenance in-vivo. A tightly integrated in-vitro and in-vivo (small and large animal) approach will be used to develop and test the predictive capabilities of a novel multiphysics model (solid, fluid, transport) that incorporates drug delivery and cellular response. This postdoctoral associate will have access to high performance computing resources as well as intravital in-vitro and in-vivo experimental data for validation and predictive studies.
Interested applicants should apply to requisition number 22001022 at Pitt Talent Center by visiting https://www.join.pitt.edu. Interested individuals should submit: (1) CV, (2) statement of research interest and purpose, (3) unofficial copy of full UG and Grad transcripts, (4) email and phone number for three references. This position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Bioengineering is fully committed to a diverse academic environment, and we place high priority on identifying female and underrepresented minority candidates.
Biomedical Associate Consultant
Exponent, Inc Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today.
We are currently seeking an Associate for our Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Practice in Philadelphia, PA. In this role you will work as part of a team to manage and execute specific projects related to orthopedic, spinal, cardiovascular, and diagnostic medical devices
You will be responsible for:
Assessing biomaterials and implants using experimental and computational skill sets Actively participating in Exponent's medical device practice Performing technical evaluations, analysis, and testing on the behalf of multinational medical device companies for the FDA and consulting in intellectual property and product liability litigation Publishing at conferences and in peer-reviewed literature Assisting in marketing the group’s technical capabilities to clients and the scientific community Developing additional expertise and gaining additional industry exposure through our unique technical consulting services You will have the following skills and qualifications:
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related engineering field (M.S. candidates with a degree in one of these fields, plus two or more years of experience in an industrial position with exposure to verification procedure development and execution will be considered) Relevant industry experience desirable Outstanding verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated capabilities in the areas of analytical computational and experimental mechanics Familiarity with MRI imaging and MR safety of medical devices Familiarity with mechanical testing of implants Research experience applicable to medical devices highly desirable To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at www.exponent.com/careers/grad-students!
Exponent, Inc. Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today.
We are currently seeking a Biomedical Associate/Senior Associate with experience in regulatory affairs of medical devices/combination products (MD/CP) for our Biomedical Engineering Practice in Philadelphia, PA. In this role you will work as part of a team to solve difficult problems for our clients in the regulatory space.
You will be responsible for:
Managing and executing projects related to pre- and post-market regulatory activities for various MD/CP technologies where topics relate to the design, testing/evaluation, and applications to support commercialization in global markets.
Performing strategic and technical evaluations, analysis, testing, and execution of regulatory documentation on the behalf of multinational companies.
Assessing biomaterials and medical implants using experimental and computational tools
Publishing at conferences and in peer-reviewed literature
Developing additional expertise and gaining additional industry exposure through learning and leveraging Exponent's unique technical consulting services
You will have the following skills and qualifications:
M.S. or Ph.D. in a science or engineering related field
3-5 years in a regulated healthcare industry with focused experience in product research/development and/or regulatory affairs activities.
Direct experience with total product lifecycle regulatory subject matter including US FDA class II (510(k)) and class III (PMA) medical device regulations
Familiarity with quality assurance and risk management activities to support medical devices/combination products including international standards
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at www.exponent.com/careers/grad-students!
Ph.D. position at the University of North Texas
University of North Texas Ph.D. positions at TFAM Lab
The thermal Fluid Assisted Medicine (TFAM) lab at the University of North Texas, Department of Biomedical Engineering looking for two fully-funded Ph.D. students to start in Fall 2022.
The Ph.D. student will work on computational and experimental methods to predict adverse events of medical interventions and develop optimized methods to prevent or treat complications such as thrombus formation and thermal trauma. Deep knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics is the minimum requirement to join the TFAM lab.
· Bachelors of Science in one of the following majors (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent)
· Demonstrate experience with one or more programming languages such as Matlab or Python
· Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrated experience with one or more commercially available simulation and 3D modeling software, including COMSOL, ABAQUS, CONVERGE CFD, ANSYS, SolidWorks
· M.Sc. in one of the following majors (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent)
· Prior experience working with Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system
· Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Solid Interactions (FSI), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Design of Experiments, Data Analysis
· Demonstrated experience working with Mimics/3Matic, or 3D Slicer
How to Apply
Please send your transcript and CV to Dr. Fateme Esmailie (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Senior Research Scientist
Virginia Tech A research scientist is sought to manage a new center established to study Disease Mechanobiology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. This position will provide an opportunity to work in a world-class interdisciplinary environment as part of a team of experimental and computational scientists from engineering and biology, and in close collaboration with clinicians.
An attractive compensation package commensurate with experience will include competitive benefits and a retirement package offered by Virginia Tech. The position is available starting as soon as possible and is eligible for annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory progress and continued funding.
Required Qualifications - Completed Ph.D. preferably in engineering, biophysics, biology, or a closely related discipline - 2 years of research experience post-doctoral degree - Proven track record of outstanding research that is reflected in publications and secured funding (e.g., postdoctoral fellowship, other early-career grants, SBIR, etc) - Experience in working in Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) laboratory environment, proficiency in standard cell- and molecular-biological techniques, and imaging. However, training to acquire new skills in nanofabrication and characterization will be offered. - Strong communication skills, enthusiasm to lead independent and collaborative interdisciplinary research, develop grant proposals, and the ability and willingness to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Ph.D. Position at Iowa State University
Iowa State University One Ph.D. position is available at Iowa State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department in the area of soft tissue biomechanics and biomaterials. The candidate must have earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field.
The position responsiblities include conducting experiments or developing computational models to understand the behavior of soft materials (e.g. brain tissue) under various loading conditions (including shock waves).
To apply, please send the following materials to Dr. Sarah Bentil by email (email@example.com) and put "PhD Applicant: Soft Material Mechanics" in the subject of the email:
# CV (including research experience, related courses, publications, presentations, projects)
# Names and email addresses of two references
# Copy of a representative publication (if applicable)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Brain Mechanics at the University of Washington
University of Washington Prof. Mehmet Kurt’s research group at the University of Washington (Kurtlab) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar in the field of mechanical neuroimaging, with a start date in Fall’22. Our research program at Kurtlab combines motion-sensitive MRI-based neuroimaging techniques with machine learning and computational methods to study the biomechanics of the human brain, with direct clinical applications in traumatic brain injury (TBI), Alzheimer’s Disease, Chiari Malformation I, and intracranial aneurysms. Our research program is funded through multiple grants from NSF, NIH and DoD, and has been highlighted in national and international media. You can learn more about our research here: https://www.kurtlab.com/research.
Interested candidates should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with their CVs.
postdoc in biohybrid materials and systems
Virginia Tech Interested in the exciting field of biohybrid engineered systems, living machines, or living materials? Feel free to reach out to me to collaboratively apply for the prestigious Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Virginia Tech.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, or a related discipline by the start of the postdoc appointment. Proficiency in standard cell- and molecular-biological techniques, and expertise in synthetic biology/metabolic engineering are required. Training to acquire new skills in nanofabrication, biomaterials, and biosensors will be offered. Candidates must have a strong publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills, enthusiasm to conduct independent and collaborative interdisciplinary research, and the ability and willingness to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Postdoc fellows and PhD students in Drug Discovery and Delivery
Purdue University (Mechanical Engineering) These positions will perform both experimental and/or computational research in drug discovery and delivery strategy for cancer and brain diseases. In addition, manufacturing methods of mRNA containing biomaterials are also developed. Motivated candidates with background in heat/mass transfer, microfluidics or biophysics are welcomed. If interested, contact Bumsoo Han.
UT Health San Antonio and UTSA Position Description: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health
San Antonio) is pleased to announce a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Joint Department in Biomedical Engineering. This exciting postdoctoral opportunity is focused on medical device development with an emphasis on academic
leadership development and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
The Department of Emergency Medicine has established medical device research, development, and
commercialization expertise in the areas of critical lifesaving technologies, especially airway management and ventilation. Additional areas of interest include point-of-care ultrasound imaging, hypo- and hyperthermia devices for austere environments, and clinician-innovator education. A significant component of the program involves working directly with clinicians and facilitating innovation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further refine and expand these goals and objectives in collaboration with the supervising mentor, as well as assessment for faculty transition based on performance at the end of the fellowship.
Position Requirements:The ideal candidate holds a PhD in Biomedical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, with other engineering fields and related sciences considered. US citizenship is required, but qualified visa-holders will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Candidates are further expected to meet Department of Defense background requirements for authorization to enter Joint Base San Antonio military medical, training and research facilities. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.
Lung Biomechanics Postdoc
Univ of California Riverside The bMECH lab (bioMechanics Experimental and Computational Health lab) at UCR's Department of Mechanical Engineeering/BREATHE Center in the School of Medicine is looking for two postdoctoral scholars to join our research program on lung biomechanics. Candidates must have a strong background in soft tissue biomechanics, constitutive modeling, computational mechanics, finite element analysis, and optimization schemes. Project focuses on inverse finite element modeling using digital image correlation experimental data from pig, mice, and human lungs to construct a virtual digital twin of the lungs.
Individuals will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. UCR is a rapidly growing R1 institution - most recently adding the Multidisciplinary Research Building ($150M), NIH funded Health Disparities Center, and the new Clean Tech Park.
The individual will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research, participate in the preparation and submission of manuscripts and proposals, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare reports for funded projects. A successful candidate will have a strong track record of publications, ability to lead projects, and eagerness to work in a highly collaborative environment.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
UC Irvine The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation cardiovascular innovation and research center (CIRC) is hiring!
Medical College of Wisconsin PhD and Postdoc Positions in Computational Modeling in Biomechanics Lab at Medical College of Wisconsin
The Biomechanics Lab in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Associates starting in Spring 2023 to work in biomechanics and biomedical engineering research. The successful candidates will work on and contribute to ongoing research that solves
problems related to the cardiovascular and brain by developing multiscale/multiphysics
computational models as well as publish peer-reviewed journal papers. Additionally, the successful candidate for the postdoc position will be expected to help mentor students and write proposals. The successful candidate will enjoy ample training and networking opportunities.
Candidates possessing the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Strong background in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, computational mechanics, or equivalent fields.
• Strong foundation in numerical methods, especially the finite element method. Proficient in python and C++ programming language. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are familiar with the open-source finite element library FeNiCS, cardiac or brain finite element modeling, medical image processing, and machine learning techniques.
• Special consideration will also be given to candidates possessing knowledge and
experience in performing bio-related experiments.
• Excellent communication and written skills.
Outstanding candidates are invited to submit a CV to Dr. Lei Fan at email@example.com.
Post-doctoral position in cardiovascular mechanobiology
University of California, Irvine The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholars to join Professor Naomi Chesler’s lab (http://CheslerLab.org) to study the biomechanics and mechanobiology of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience and expertise relevant to mechanobiology, vascular mechanics, hemodynamics and/or ventricular function. A post-doctoral position is open in the Chesler Lab @ UCI (CheslerLab.com). The role requires that you have the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Post-doctoral fellows will join a highly collaborative and innovative research group whose mission is to improve cardiovascular health through the integration of mechanical engineering, vascular biology and imaging tools, to advance knowledge in these fields, and to educate the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular engineering and science. As an added benefit, fellows will have the opportunity to work and live in Irvine, California, 15 minutes from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean and 60 minutes from the ski slopes of the San Bernardino mountains.
Requirements: Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline such as Biomedical Engineering, Physiology or Cardiovascular Medicine or equivalent. A strong interest in a research career, is desired.
Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) M.D. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline such as Biomedical Engineering, Physiology or Cardiovascular Medicine or equivalent.
Doctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity
Virginia Tech The Behkam Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Ph.D. student to take part in an exciting new research project in experimental biofluid mechanics starting Fall 2022/Spring 2023. This is a fully-funded PhD-level position.
Motivation: Bacteria transport in the human circulatory system has important implications in bacteria-mediated cancer therapy and blood-borne bacterial infection. Bacteria in the bloodstream enter the surrounding tissue through microvasculature or capillary walls.
Objective: The goal of this project is to systematically investigate the role of the microvasculature structure and flow parameters, bacterial motility and adhesive interactions, and transcapillary pressure gradient on the intracapillary transport, margination, and adhesion of bacteria in normal and leaky tumor microvasculature.
To learn more/apply: Interested candidates should email their CV and an unofficial copy of their transcripts to Prof. Behkam at firstname.lastname@example.org. Strong background knowledge in theoretical fluid mechanics is required. Experimental knowledge in microfabrication and microfluidics is preferred but not required. Prior knowledge/experience in biology is not required.