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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The postdoctoral research fellow will study gene editing in human stem cells, especially in hematopoietic stem cells, and its application in treating genetic and acquired diseases. Gene editing tools such as CRISPR/CAS9 will be used. To achieve these goals we are using multiple approaches including molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and genetics. The WFIRM provides a highly dynamic and collaborative environment fostering scientific breakthroughs.

Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in the field of cell biology or molecular medicine. The successful candidate should have demonstrated productivity in related fields and have the talent and dedication to take advantage of the vast resources available at WFIRM. Experience in one of the following areas is preferred: animal models, molecular biology, hematopoietic stem cells.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Summary: The WFIRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in a new multi-year effort to develop and test novel biomaterials and “bioinks” to advance bioprinting technologies for future manufacturing or tissues and organs. The applicant will perform a variety of complex tasks including polymer chemistry, polymer modification, material mechanical testing, development, characterization, and testing of hydrogel biomaterials, implementation of biomaterials to create 3D tissue constructs through bioprinting, biological and functional tests for verification of tissue construct viability and function. The technician will be provided with a variety of procedures and techniques previously outlined by established protocols and other scientific data related to the production of tissue engineered constructs. Specific duties will include basic and advanced polymer chemistry protocols, cell culture and expansion, hydrogel biomaterial characterization, physical characterization of biomaterials, assembly of 3D constructs using biofabrication and bioprinting techniques, collection and organization of data, and assisting in the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Chemistry, chemical engineering, or polymer chemistry background a plus, or biomaterials/materials and bioprinting background a plus.

Education/Experience: Ph.D. with a focus in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences, or biomedical engineering.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience in chemical reactions and polymer chemistry.
  • Experience with development and testing of biopolymer and synthetic hydrogel biomaterials.
  • Experience in biofabrication technologies such as bioprinting, for creation of tissue engineered constructs. 
  • Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Science background a plus.
  • General computer skills, including the use of Excel spreadsheets
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Excellent recordkeeping and documentation skills



Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Summary: The WFIRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in a new effort to identify and validate synthetic, recombinant or human sourced substitutes for serum components required for the support of human primary cells. The applicant will perform a variety of tasks including human primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry, molecular confirmation of signaling pathway activation, flow cytometry and microscopy. While overall strategic planning for the project will involve the PI, day to day planning of experiments and management of the technical staff will be the responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow. The project will be conducted in coordination with industry partners and Government agencies including NIST, FDA and DoD. Education/Experience: Ph.D. with a focus in cell and molecular biology.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with human primary cells.
  • Ability to independently manage day to day experiments.
  • Ability to manage a small technical team.
  • Ability to bring projects to completion as demonstrated by authorship on manuscripts.
  • A positive attitude and interpersonal skills consistent with being a good team leader.



Postdoctoral Fellow


Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) currently has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow to conduct studies related to the engineering of human ovarian follicles. Applicant should have completed a PhD in reproductive medicine or developmental biology. Highly motivated candidates are sought with a strong background in endocrine, reproductive and/or developmental biology. Experience in human ovarian cell cultivation and/or micromanipulation, i.e., IVF or ICSI is essential. Experience in the use of hydrogel based 3-D culture would be helpful as well as the use of animals models for in vivo testing. Good written and verbal communication skills are critical. Candidates will be expected to integrate into a multidisciplinary regenerative medicine laboratory comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students.



Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Job Summary: The WFIRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in a research project to develop and test new strategies to advance 3D bioprinting technologies for future manufacturing or tissues and organs. The applicant will perform a variety of complex tasks including polymer chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, material mechanical testing, computer assisted design, in vitro biological and functional tests for verification of tissue construct viability and function and surgical tissue and organ transplantation. Research will be performed in a team environment and the application will be provided with a variety of procedures and techniques previously outlined by established protocols and other scientific data related to the production of tissue engineered constructs. Specific duties will include basic and advanced chemistry protocols, cell culture and expansion, biomaterial characterization, physical characterization of biomaterials, assembly of 3D constructs using biofabrication and bioprinting techniques, collection and organization of data, and assisting in the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Chemistry, chemical engineering, and cell biology experience a plus, or biomaterials/materials and bioprinting background a plus.

Education/Experience: Ph.D. with a focus in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences, or biomedical engineering.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience in chemical reactions and polymer chemistry.
  • Experience with development and testing of tissue engineering constructs
  • Experience in biofabrication technologies such as bioprinting, for creation of tissue engineered constructs. 
  • Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Science background a plus.
  • General computer skills, including the use of Excel spreadsheets
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Excellent recordkeeping and documentation skills

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its affiliates administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination or based on any protected characteristics such as race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or Veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, Executive Order 11246,Executive Order 13496, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4214 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 7903), regulations, and guidelines. 

To Be Considered:  Send cover letter detailing interest, a current CV and two letters of recommendation to regenmed@wakehealth.eduApplicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or on a valid working visa. 

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