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Postdoctoral Scholars - Guldberg Lab

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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May 18, 2022

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Postdoctoral Scholars - Guldberg Lab

Job no: 526018
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Number of Openings: 2

Review of Applications Begins
February 8, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.

Department Summary
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Guldberg's lab. The incumbent will conduct data analysis on biometric and other data sets and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Guldberg lab equipment, protocols, and programs in one of the following specialty areas.

Musculoskeletal Regenerative Rehabilitation - The goal of this program is to restore function to damaged musculoskeletal tissues through development of novel evidence-based treatments that combine regenerative therapies and physical rehabilitation protocols. For each project, coordinated 3D bioprinted patient-specific in vitro models, novel sensor-enabled preclinical models, instrumented rehabilitation systems, and predictive multivariate modeling techniques will be used to optimize functional recovery from injuries to bone, muscle, tendon/ligament, and cartilage.

Immunoengineering Strategies for Musculoskeletal Trauma - The goals of this NIH-funded project are to investigate (i) how the development of systemic immune dysregulation and immunosuppression relates to functional bone regeneration and (ii) how systemic immunomodulation impacts the immune system and regenerative outcomes following severe musculoskeletal trauma. This project combines established pre-clinical composite trauma models, systemic cellular and cytokine biomarkers of immune dysregulation, advanced machine learning algorithms, and nanoparticle-mediated immunomodulatory strategies to enhance functional regeneration following severe musculoskeletal injuries.

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, Human Physiology, Immunology, or other relevant field
  • One year of laboratory experience in regenerative medicine, biomarker assays, and preclinical models

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong academic record
  • Bioprinting and cell culture experience
  • Biomaterials expertise
  • Experience with biomechanical testing and modeling
  • Experience with multivariate modeling and/or machine learning algorithms

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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