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PhD Position(s) in stem cell aging and cell mechanics.

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  • PhD Position(s) in stem cell aging and cell mechanics.

    NIH funded PhD positions are available on topics related to the stem cell aging and cell mechanics. Fully funded PhD research assistantships in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) PhD Program at Boise State includes a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance.

    Project description:
    Project will focus on understanding the structural changes in aging stem cells. PhD student will use direct measurements such as atomic force microscopy and non-invasive microscopic metrology during cellular events. On the computational side, project will work on modeling these experimentally observed events using finite element modeling to understand the possible force-generation deficiencies of aging stem cells.

    Lab Website:

    BME PhD Website:

    The ideal profile for this position would include:
    · B.S. or M.S. degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology or Physics

    · This will be a hands-on project - an interest and aptitude towards building prototypes, setting up experimental apparatus and testing them in real-world scenarios is expected.

    · Interest towards experimental methods related to stress strain analysis, digital image correlation, microscopy or computational techniques such as finite element analysis.

    · Demonstrable effectiveness in disseminating scientific results (e.g. publications/talks in conferences) will be considered favorably.

    To apply:
    1) The position will be filled as soon as possible, depending on the current national and international travel restrictions. The successful candidate is expected to start the research work within a month or two of acceptance.

    2) Please submit a detailed CV (max 4 pages), publication list (or other supporting material), details of two referees, and a 1-page motivation letter to

    3) Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed remotely via Zoom and the successful candidate will then apply formally to Biomedical Engineering PhD program at Boise State.

    4) For more information on how to apply, go to and

    About Boise:
    Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 22,000 students. The University is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Boise has a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. Forbes ranked Boise #2 in 2018 for best cities to raise a family, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boise in the top 10 for best places to live in 2016, and USA Today ranked Meridian (Boise suburb) as the #1 city to live in America in 2015.