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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or on a valid working visa.
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