Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering
Medical College of Wisconsin
May 21, 2018
Salary will be based on NIH sc
Full Time - Experienced
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position within the research program of Prof. Brandon Tefft, PhD starting in the summer of 2018 in the new joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin. The fellow will work in the multidisciplinary field of cardiovascular regenerative engineering in a highly translational and team science environment. The fellow will be responsible for developing and characterizing a novel biomaterial consisting of electrospun nanofibers. This biomaterial will then be applied to fabricate novel vascular grafts and cardiac valves. These devices will be tested for mechanical and functional properties as well as ability to support endothelial cell growth. They will then be tested for biological performance in large animal models. Funding for this research is provided by the NIH/NHLBI and the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. This funding will continue until the summer of 2021 and an extension beyond this time may be possible. This research will provide significant training in developing and assessing next-generation cardiovascular devices as well as analyzing scientific data and writing scientific reports. The fellow will also gain significant training and experience to establish an independent biomedical research career.
(1)A Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, materials science, materials engineering, or a related scientific field.
(2)A strong background in regenerative engineering, cardiovascular physiology, cell biology, polymer chemistry, mechanical testing, animal models, and experimental data analysis.
(3)Excellent communication skills (written/spoken English) and a demonstrable leadership in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and achieving academic excellence.
(4)Lastly, the applicant should have a keen desire and initiative to learn, and the ability to function as part of a team.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on NIH scale that commensurate with background and experience.
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