The Institute for Bioengineering Research is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher. This position will require a highly motivated individual to synthesize novel monomers and polymers. The project is highly cross-disciplinary and requires strong expertise in polymer design, synthesis and characterization. The successful candidate will synthesize and characterize novel polymers that can be functionalized with peptides for regenerative biomaterials. A background in synthetic/polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, material science/engineering, or closely related field is required.
An individual is not eligible for this position who previously has served as a postdoctoral fellow or postdoctoral researcher for a combination of 5 years total at this institution and at other institutions in programs of postdoctoral training in the same field as his/her proposed additional program of training. Such individuals are presumed to have advanced beyond the apprentice role appropriate to the postdoctoral researcher job title.
80% – Research
Synthesize and characterize novel materials (monomers, polymers, organic macromolecules) for reconstructive and regenerative biomaterials.
Micro – and nanomaterial structure and property characterization and evaluation.
Work in a team of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the lab.
15% – Reports, Manuscript & Proposal Preparation
Maintain detailed records of data obtained in the laboratory.
Prepare reports and manuscripts.
Assist in proposal preparation.
5% – Laboratory Maintenance
Maintain critical lab equipment.
Maintain lab inventory.
Oversee lab safety.