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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Materials Science/Engineering

Created: January 8, 2019

The Endocrinology Department and the laboratory of Dr. Monica M. Laronda at Northwestern University are seeking either a postdoctoral fellow pursuing research training or a PhD postdoctoral fellow with an engineering and/or materials science background for The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1), an NCATS-funded training program for clinical fellows and postdoctoral trainees. Details and application requirements may be found here.

The lab is developing a 3D-printed bioprosthetic ovary with the goal of restoring fertility and hormone function in women. This project will require investigating more sophisticated inks and different scaffold designs, which will be tested for larger animal models.

They are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about utilizing their engineering or related science background to solve biological problems in a Department of Pediatrics lab. The appointment requires a 40 hours/week and above commitment to training/research/associated career development activities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Involved in daily research and operations in basic and translational science lab
  • Contribute to project design, research protocol development, data analysis, authorship of resultant manuscripts
  • Contribute to mentoring other trainees in the lab
  • Willingness and ability to learn some biology techniques (including aseptic technique and primary cell culture)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • PhD in engineering or basic, scientific disciplines (possible areas of research include: bioengineering, informatics, population science, health services research, materials science, operations research, imaging, signal processing and analysis, gaming theory, and communication disorders)
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment
  • Ability to successfully interact with diverse stakeholders including: clinicians, basic scientists, and translational researchers

Application

If interested, please apply at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's website

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