Postdoctoral Researcher- Biomaterials: Stem Cell Organoids

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Job # 075319 Job Title Postdoctoral Researcher- Biomaterials: Stem Cell Organoids Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Job Type Full-time Rank Post Doc Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and the Departments of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering ( BMCE ) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research position, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020. The Postdoctoral Researcher will spearhead integrated, interdisciplinary experimentation to design and fabricate systems for engineering organoids. Strong commitment to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research is especially desirable, as the researcher will work in the lab of Dr. Zhen Ma. Demonstration of past accomplishment toward fostering diversity and building an inclusive climate in research is of great importance. The faculty advisors will help the fellow develop a tailored Individual Development Plan to advance his/her professional goals. The fellow will work within the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, which offers world class facilities and a highly collaborative research environment.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, biology, or a closely-related discipline and demonstrate potential for excellence in research. Applicants should possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills, should be willing to drive a new project in a multidisciplinary research environment, and should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following project areas: biofabrication; organoid technology; stem cell culture; materials science; mechanobiology and molecular biology.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Maintain human induced pluripotent stem cells and induce differentiation.
Generate stem cells organoids using 3D culture platforms.
Characterize the biological properties and functions of stem cell organoids.
Perform RNA sequencing experiments and bioinformatics analysis.
Implant stem cell organoids for in vivo studies using mouse model.
Prepare high-quality manuscript for publications.
Organize lab-related activities and help training new personnel.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests (no more than 5 pages), and contact information of three professional references through Review of applications will start on August 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Professor Zhen Ma, via email at

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/10/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration 08/15/2020 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

Applications received by August 15, 2020, will be given full consideration, but position will be left open until filled.

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