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allerner99
08-13-2010, 06:58 AM
Postdoctoral position in biomaterials.

The successful candidate will contribute to a multidisciplinary,
multilab project, investigating material cues and their effects on
neuron functions. The specific goal of this project is to guide
neuronal axon extension using nanostructured materials that change in
response to physical cues, such as optical, electrical, magnetic,
thermal and chemical stimuli.

The research is highly interdisciplinary and draws upon a unique
combination of cutting-edge research tools, which include: polymeric
materials fabrication, biomolecular patterning (to control cell-cell
and cell-substrate interactions), quantum dots, imaging, AFM, and
electrophysiology.

In addition to working on this project, the Postdoctoral Researcher
will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop
novel lines of research, based on the candidate's interests and
background.

Qualifications for this position include a doctoral degree in a
relevant field (e.g., Biomedical or Chemical Engineering), and
research experience related to biomaterials.

Candidates must be proficient in aseptic cell/tissue culture
techniques for adherent mammalian cells. In addition, experience in
at least one (preferably two) of the following areas is desirable:

o Polymer fabrication techniques (RAFT, emulsion polymerization,
chain polymerization)
o Fluorescent microscopy
o Operation of basic laboratory equipment, such as analytical
balances, pH meters, centrifuges, etc.

Interested candidates should send their CVs (in PDF format), to Prof.
Danielle Benoit, at the following email address:
benoit@bme.rochester.edu .
(http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Benoit-Lab/)




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Amy L. Lerner
Assoc. Professor, Biomedical Engineering, 307 Goergen Hall
Box Number 270168, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627-0168

Phone: 585-275-7847, Fax: 585-276-1999
e-mail: amy.lerner@rochester.edu

Web Page: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/bme/