THE OPENING: A NIH-funded Ph.D. student position is available on a pulmonary mechanics project in Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

THE PROJECT: We have discovered a new means, with an existing compound, of lowering surface tension in the lungs. With our ability to determine surface tension in situ in flooded alveoli of the lungs, we are testing the compound as a therapy for ventilation injury of edematous lungs and investigating mechanism of action of the compound.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION: An undergraduate degree in engineering or in a closely related discipline such as physics.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Background in cardiovascular or pulmonary mechanics, physiology or biophysics; experience with confocal microscopy or LabView programming.

THE PI: Carrie E. Perlman trained in mechanical engineering at MIT and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary physiology at Columbia University.

THE ENVIRONMENT: Stevens, in Hoboken, NJ, provides a multidisciplinary research training environment. The beautiful campus is located on the Hudson River, directly opposite and 10 minutes by train from lower Manhattan.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at cperlman@stevens.edu, and attach a CV.

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Carrie E. Perlman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
cperlman@stevens.edu
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