Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Primary work will be to run a core tissue culture resource that services several projects within the PI’s laboratory and collaborative laboratories. The core function is to build microscale tissue constructs using microfluidic droplet technology and assess cell function in these constructs. Position responsibilities will include design, fabrication, and operation of microfluidic devices as well as mammalian cell culture and standard biochemical assays. Responsibilities will also include intensive optical microscopy and quantitative image processing. The candidate will be responsible for supervising a team of research scientists and for training new lab members. The candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with collaborating laboratories and coordinating experiments. The candidate will also be responsible for analyzing data, preparation of manuscripts along with the PI, and presenting results to the PI and at local, regional, and national meetings.
Design and carry out experiments (45%)
Supervise and train team members. (20%)
Author, co-author, and otherwise collaborate on reports, conference papers and journal articles. (15%)
Work in conjunction with faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. (10%)
Prepare and present data to study investigators. (10%)
Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or related field.
Laboratory experience including tissue culture.
Experience with 3D tissue culture, microfluidic device fabrication and operation, fluorescence microscopy, and standard molecular biology assays.
The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate good verbal and written communicationskills, reliability, organization, attention to detail, motivation, and ability to follow and develop protocols.
Internal Number: 336138
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