A postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Brandon J. Tefft in the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. The research in the lab focuses on developing and testing novel cardiovascular devices and tissues using regenerative engineering principles. The position and research project are fully funded by the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong track record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals are encouraged to apply.
• Develop novel regenerative engineering approaches for cardiovascular tissues including vascular grafts, vascular patches, cardiac valves, and/or cardiac patches.
• Perform bench testing of tissue constructs including mechanical and functional properties.
• Perform large animal implantation studies to assess biological performance of tissue constructs.
• Analyze data; write manuscripts; develop posters and presentations; write grants.
• Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff in which you will discuss your project and other projects within the laboratory group.
Required knowledge: Doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, materials science, materials engineering, or a related scientific field.
Skills and abilities:
- • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- • Laboratory techniques related to cell culture, biomaterial synthesis, tissue analysis, and/or animal models.
- • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- • Mentorship skills for junior scientists and students
Ideal candidate will have experience with regenerative engineering, cardiovascular physiology, cell biology, biomaterials, mechanical testing, animal models, and experimental data analysis. Strong candidates with experience in polymer chemistry and nanofiber synthesis will also be considered.
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