Agency/Location – Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX

Responsibilities – A Ph.D. assistantship position is available under the advisement of Drs. Wei Xu and Jian Sheng in the direction of Bioengineering focusing on interdisciplinary studies of complex interactions between cell/organism and their various environmental factors including mechanical and chemical cues. The successful applicant will be working on the development of Microfluidic and MEMS devices and biological models to facilitate novel non-intrusive cancer diagnosis. The candidate will also be involved in the study of environmental microbial biofilms. Both projects require knowledge in molecular and cell biology as well as in fundamental engineering. The biological models involved in the projects include zebrafish, human cells, and microbial organisms. The candidate will also accept the training in nano-material development and manufacturing. The Student will obtain a Ph.D. degree through the TAMU-CC’s Coastal and Marine System Science program. The expected starting date is 1/14/2019.

Qualifications –
(1) B.S. or M.S. in Engineering, Biomedicine, Biological Sciences, or a related field.
(2) Basic knowledge in engineering, molecular & cellular biology, and microbiology. Experience/knowledge in zebrafish maintenance and microinjection is a plus.
(3) GPA >=3.0.
(4) >1100 (or >310 in new scoring system) on the verbal and quantitative sections and >3.5 in analytical writing of the GRE.

Closing Date – Applications will be considered until a candidate is selected

Contact – Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores to: Dr. Wei Xu, through Email: wei.xu@tamucc.edu.