|Applicants should have Ph.D. degree, or have successfully defended dissertation prior to start date, in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science or a closely related field. Applicants should have a working knowledge chitosan and chemical modifications of chitosan polymers and or natural biopolymers for biomedical applications. Experience in polymer characterization methodologies (e.g. GPC/HPLC, NMR, DSC, XRD, XPS, SEM, mechanical testing, etc), chemical modification and in vitro cell culture techniques is required. Experience in electrospinning and nanotechnology, bone, macrophage and stem cell culture and molecular biology techniques, local drug delivery technology, in vivo rodent bone models, micro-computed tomography, and histological/histomorphometric techniques is an advantage. Studies will be directed at development of guided bone regeneration membranes and local delivery of drugs to augment healing of grafted defects. Position is supported by an NIH grant 1 R01 DE026759-01 Chitosan Guided Bone Regeneration Membranes. |
Applicants must submit their application through https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the faculty box to find the biomedical engineering posting. Applications must include a letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to the position, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and the full names and contact information (the address, phone number, and email address) of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2017, and may continue until the position is filled.
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