Department: Benoit Lab
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
October 17, 2022; 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 Benoit lab works at the interface of medicine and engineering, with an emphasis on precisely controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases, control cell behavior, or answer fundamental biological questions. In particular, we are focusing on two avenues: synthetic hydrogels with tunable degradation and mechanical properties as a synthetic extracellular matrix analogue for the culture and delivery of cells for regenerative medicine approaches and polymers formed using reversible-addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT), a controlled, living polymerization strategy, designed with drug delivery applications in mind. Our overall hypothesis is that by using bottom-up approaches, we can design ‘smart’ materials with distinct capabilities, such as controlling cell behavior or overcoming delivery barriers.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Benoit's lab; will conduct data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Benoit lab equipment, protocols, and programs.
• Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, engineering, or a similar field.
• Lab experience in bioengineering or related field in a university setting.
• Evidence of past productivity.
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
• Technical, research, and/or analytic experience in a corporate or university setting as an intern or an employee.
• Experience with grant writing.
• Small animal surgical experience.
• Expertise with biological imaging equipment and facilities.
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