Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Tissue Engineering and Active bioMaterials (TEAM) Laboratory

  • Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering Department
  • Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 25, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Chemistry Engineering & Applied Sciences Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Dr. Treena Livingston Arinzeh is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Tissue Engineering and Active bioMaterials (TEAM) Laboratory at Columbia University. Dr. Arinzeh’s laboratory focuses on regenerative medicine strategies to rebuild tissues for a variety of clinical applications. Strategies include the use of stem cells, other cell types and functional biomaterials as scaffolds to repair tissues. Clinical applications include bone and cartilage repair (osteoarthritis) and spinal cord repair.

The TEAM Laboratory is seeking a creative and independent postdoctoral research scientist to work on nationally funded research projects on cartilage (osteoarthritis) and bone injury and regeneration.

The postdoctoral research scientist will be involved in the synthesis and processing of biomaterial scaffolds (prior experience in 3D printing is preferred), combination strategies using cells, biological factors and scaffolds, and the investigation of these approaches in preclinical models.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicant must have a PhD or equivalent in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology or related area. Candidate must have prior experience with biomaterials fabrication (3D printing preferred) and materials characterization, cell culture, biological assays and other methods (ELISA, immunostaining, RT-PCR), microscopy. Prior in vivo experience is also preferred.

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