Job Summary: Will perform post-doctoral research related to the development of chitosan materials for implant, drug delivery and tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. Work is related to an NIH supported grant on the development of 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 June 1, 2019, and may continue until the position is filled.
The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and additional information about UM can be found at www.memphis.edu.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science or a closely related field and experience with natural polymers for biomedical applications.
Preferred Qualification: Should have a working knowledge chitosan polymers and chitosan polymer chemical modifications for biomedical applications. Experience in polymer characterization methodologies (e.g. GPC/HPLC, NMR, DSC, XRD, XPS, SEM mechanical testing) and in vitro cell culture techniques is required. Experience in electrospinning and nanotechnology, bone, macrophage and stem cell culture and molecular biology techniques, 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.