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Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The mission of the Center for Engineering in Medicine is to train MDs and PhDs in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering; and to bring the principles and tools of biomedical engineering to the forefront of biomedical research and patient care.  The CEM is a place where scientific rigor and creativity are matched by a sense of sharing and community; it is vibrant enterprise that draws strength from its diversity and collaborative spirit, and from its affiliations with surrounding biomedical research institutions including the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Medical School, the Shriners Burns Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Interactions, both within and outside the CEM, provide excellent opportunities for training as well as opportunities for spin-off industrial activities. The CEM's emphasis on collaboration serves to remove the boundaries separating the engineering, scientific, and clinical disciplines. The physical layout and research activities in the CEM follow the same principles with an open-bay configuration, interdisciplinary group meetings, and a focus on highly challenging cutting-edge problems.

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Currently seeking:

Postdoctoral Position at the Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow skilled in the art and science of molecular biology and protein engineering, and who is interested and motivated to acquire exceptional interdisciplinary training in the fields of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine. The position is a full-time opportunity that provides up to 3 years of support.

Job Summary
The project, which is located in the Shriners Burn Hospital for Children in Boston, has a postdoctoral opening for an outstanding molecular biologist/bioengineer in our ongoing program focused on tissue regeneration after burn injury.  The project will involve: 1) protein engineering, 2) biomaterials, and 3) wound healing animal models.

Required

  • A Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bioengineering, or related fields
  • The ability to work independently as well as with a diverse multidisciplinary team to solve complex problems
  • Proven Experience with protein engineering and molecular biology (e.g. expertise in  cloning, fusion proteins design,  PCR, RT-PCR;  culture and transfection techniques (viral and non-viral); design and application of retro- and lenti- viral derived vectors; virus production, propagation and genetic modification;  hands on experience in protein expression, purification and quantification; cytokine quantification.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired

  • Chemical synthesis and polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Experience with skin extracellular matrix.
  • Experience with wound healing models

We are looking for a strong candidate who is motivated to acquire training in translational research and who will have a strong impact to the field of wound healing and rehabilitation from the burn injury.

Application package
The application package should be submitted as a single pdf document and contain: 1) a cover letter, 2) a full CV with a complete list of publications, 3) Three letters of recommendation, and 4) list of laboratory methods mastered.

Relevant papers

  • Koria P, Yagi H, Megeed Z, Nahmias Y, Sheridan R, Yarmush ML. Self assembling elastin-growth factor chimeric nanoparticles for the treatment of chronic wounds. Proc Nat’l Acad Sci; 2011; 108: 1034-9.
  • Bohr S, Patel SJ, Shen K, Brines M, Cerami A, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML. Alternative erythropoietin-mediated signaling prevents secondary microvascular thrombosis and inflammation within cutaneous burns. Proc Nat’l Acad Sci 2013; 110: 3513-8.

Please submit applications to ireis@sbi.org




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