Exciting postdoctoral research opportunity at Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Competitive salary based on experience
September 17 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Boston University’s National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Cellular Metamaterials has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the Center’s team on building human heart tissue from cells and materials. The Center uses a combination of tissue engineering, genetics, stem cells, imaging, and molecular biology to build 3D culture models of heart muscle from cells and materials as both in vitro models of human cardiac disease and as potential therapeutic replacements in the context of regenerative medicine. The successful applicant will support ongoing projects by providing senior expertise in maintaining, expanding, and differentiating human induced pluripotent stem cells to various cell lineages, and work closely with our large team of scientists to advance multiple projects. This position provides an excellent opportunity for scientific learning, enhancing research skills and working in a dynamic team oriented environment for a recent graduate or a more experienced applicant.

Please submit a cover letter and three references along with your resume/CV.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) culture.
  • Develop protocols and be responsible for differentiation of stem cells towards specific lineages.
  • Work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on various research projects, using a variety of standard cell biological techniques
  • Coordinating work flows, balancing numerous research priorities, and providing cells and expertise for projects.
  • Maintaining active logs of research activity, project associated supplies, equipment, protocols, and services.

Required Skills

  • PhD degree in biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with teams on studies.

Candidates who also have one or more of the following will be preferred:

  • Experience in cardiac biology
  • Experience with induced pluripotent stem cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, PCR, plasmid construction, western blots, Matlab, SolidWorks and Autocad

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