Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Number of Openings: 2
Review of Applications Begins
February 8, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Guldberg's lab. The incumbent will conduct data analysis on biometric and other data sets and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Guldberg lab equipment, protocols, and programs in one of the following specialty areas.
Musculoskeletal Regenerative Rehabilitation – The goal of this program is to restore function to damaged musculoskeletal tissues through development of novel evidence-based treatments that combine regenerative therapies and physical rehabilitation protocols. For each project, coordinated 3D bioprinted patient-specific in vitro models, novel sensor-enabled preclinical models, instrumented rehabilitation systems, and predictive multivariate modeling techniques will be used to optimize functional recovery from injuries to bone, muscle, tendon/ligament, and cartilage.
Immunoengineering Strategies for Musculoskeletal Trauma – The goals of this NIH-funded project are to investigate (i) how the development of systemic immune dysregulation and immunosuppression relates to functional bone regeneration and (ii) how systemic immunomodulation impacts the immune system and regenerative outcomes following severe musculoskeletal trauma. This project combines established pre-clinical composite trauma models, systemic cellular and cytokine biomarkers of immune dysregulation, advanced machine learning algorithms, and nanoparticle-mediated immunomodulatory strategies to enhance functional regeneration following severe musculoskeletal injuries.
• Ph.D in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, Human Physiology, Immunology, or other relevant field
• One year of laboratory experience in regenerative medicine, biomarker assays, and preclinical models
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong academic record
• Bioprinting and cell culture experience
• Biomaterials expertise
• Experience with biomechanical testing and modeling
• Experience with multivariate modeling and/or machine learning algorithms
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