Job Summary: Will perform post-doctoral research related to the development of chitosan materials for implant, drug delivery and tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. Work is related to an NIH supported grant on the development of guided bone regeneration membranes.
Applicants must submit their application through https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the faculty box to find the biomedical engineering posting. Applications must include a letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to the position, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and the full names and contact information (the address, phone number, and email address) of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin June 1, 2019, and may continue until the position is filled.
The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and additional information about UM can be found at www.memphis.edu.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science or a closely related field and experience with natural polymers for biomedical applications.
Preferred Qualification: Should have a working knowledge chitosan polymers and chitosan polymer chemical modifications for biomedical applications. Experience in polymer characterization methodologies (e.g. GPC/HPLC, NMR, DSC, XRD, XPS, SEM mechanical testing) and in vitro cell culture techniques is required. Experience in electrospinning and nanotechnology, bone, macrophage and stem cell culture and molecular biology techniques, in vivo rodent bone models, micro-computed tomography, and histological/histomorphometric techniques is an advantage. Studies will be directed at development of guided bone regeneration membranes and local delivery of drugs to augment healing of grafted defects.
Internal Number: 019771
About The Univesity of Memphis Biomedical Engineering
The University of Memphis, also called The U of M, is an American public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the University has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students. With twenty-five Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of The Tennessee Board of Regents system.
The university maintains The Herff College of Engineering, The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The Loewenberg College of Nursing, The School of Public Health, The College of Communication and Fine Arts, The FedEx Institute of Technology, and The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology.