Hiring Postdoctoral Fellows in Cardiac Tissue Engineering

We have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of cardiac tissue engineering, see below.

Description
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in advanced biomaterials development and cardiac tissue engineering within the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group at CMU. The research is focused on materials based, regenerative strategies to engineer the self‐assembly of cells into tissues and understand the emergence of higher‐order electrical and mechanical function. This is an NIH‐funded project that integrates developmental biology, bio‐nanofabrication of protein scaffolds and induced pluripotent stem cells in order to engineer human cardiac muscle tissue (myocardium) as a tissue graft for heart repair. Interested candidates can read more about our research at http://regenerativebiomaterials.com. This position is available immediately with an application deadline of December 15, 2012.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical, chemical, or materials engineering, biophysics, cell/developmental biology or related fields and a strong interest in multidisciplinary biomedical research.  Existing expertise in cell culture and optical microscopy are required and additional expertise in microfabrication, soft‐lithography, molecular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology and cardiovascular biology are highly desirable. Candidates should have a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Interested candidates should email their CV, a description of research interests, up to three first author publications, and the names and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Dr. Adam Feinberg.

About Carnegie Mellon University
CMU is located in Pittsburgh, PA and embodies a unique collaborative environment that emphasizes innovation and research that transcends traditional engineering and scientific disciplines. The College of Engineering at CMU is ranked #7 by US News & World Reports and contains state‐of‐the‐art resources for biomedical research.  Additional resources and expertise are available via close collaboration with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the West Penn Alleghany Health System.

Contact
Adam W. Feinberg, Ph.D.
feinberg@andrew.cmu.edu

 

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