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Cell Engineering and MechanobiologyPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2019-Aug-24
The Stroka Research Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project related to the mechanobiology of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived brain endothelial cells.
The overall research goal of the Stroka Lab is to integrate engineered cellular microenvironments, cell and molecular biology, live cell imaging, and quantitative analysis, in order to (a) create relevant in vitro models of multi-scale biological systems (from subcellular signaling and dynamics to single cell behavior to multicellular complexes) and (b) subsequently use the model systems to examine the mechanobiology of underlying (patho)physiological phenomena. The postdoctoral researcher would join an energetic group of graduate and undergraduate students, integrating tools from stem cell engineering, microfabrication, cell mechanobiology, and computer programming.
In 2018, the Stroka Lab moved into the brand-new A. James Clark Hall and has access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in this lab space and neighboring core facilities. The lab is currently supported by grants from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and University of Maryland. The lab also has connections with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Greenebaume Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UMD Biophysics Program. The postdoctoral researcher would also benefit from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering’s new Postdoctoral Training Program, which includes a BIOE postdoc group, Pathway-to-Faculty program, award incentives, proposal writing workshops, and initiatives tailored for specific career paths (e.g., academia, industry, government). See https://bioe.umd.edu/research-support for more information.Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in three or more of the following areas:
Interested candidates should assemble:
The cover letter should describe the candidate’s research experience, proposed project interests, career goals, expectations for the position, and preferred start date. Email the application as a single PDF to Dr. Kimberly Stroka (kstrokaumd.edu) with “postdoctoral application” in the subject line.