Open date: June 2nd, 2021
Last review date: Friday, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites highly motivated applicants interested in the intersection of stem cell biology and tissue engineering for the postdoctoral scholar position in The Smith Lab (qsmithlab.com). Projects are focused on building in vitro systems to study gastrulation, tissue morphogenesis, and vascularization of stem cell-derived organoid tissues. Implications of this work include elucidating the mechanisms of early embryonic developmental events towards hepatic and vascular tissues, to appraising the therapeutic efficacy of engineered cellular constructs. Candidates with proficiency in developmental biology, stem cell culture, materials science, and/or microfluidics are highly preferred and should should have a Ph.D. in a discipline that reflects these interest areas, with a matched record of peer-reviewed publications. Essential traits include the ability to work in a team environment, and strong oral and communication skills.
Ideal applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Biology in vitro methods (i.e., gene expression, flow cytometry, gene editing)
• Stem cell or organoid culture
• Biomaterial synthesis and characterization
• 3D printing/photolithography
• Murine model manipulation and characterization
The trainee will work in a collaborative environment with access to resources such as the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF) and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC).
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references through our online recruiting system RECRUIT at through our online recruiting system.
Candidates with proficiency in developmental biology, stem cell culture, materials science, and/or microfluidics are highly preferred and should have a Ph.D. in a discipline that reflects these interest areas, with a matched record of peer-reviewed publications.
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