Postdoctoral Associate – Bioengineering: The Jalili Lab at the Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, Connecticut, is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral associate to join our team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects related to establishing an in vitro host immune-microbiome culture model for disease modeling, and vaccine and therapeutic development.
Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Area: Bioengineering (Organ on a Chip)
Location: Farmington, Connecticut
- Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, microbiology, immunology or related field of study.
- Strong skillsets in cell and tissue engineering.
- Strong training background in biomedical engineering, biomaterials, immunoengineering and cell biology.
- Experience in microfabrication, 3D printing/bioprinting, biomaterials fabrication, in vivo models, bacterial cultures, host-microbiome interactions, and multi-omics approaches are particularly preferred.
- Candidates should have at least one 1st author publication record in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Excellent writing and communication skills, able to work independently and effectively with other members in a productive team.
|Job Title||Postdoctoral Associate – Bioengineering (Organ on a Chip)|
|Research Area||Bioengineering (Organ on a Chip)|
|Eligibility/Qualification||Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, microbiology, immunology or related field of study. Strong skillsets in cell and tissue engineering. Strong training background in biomedical engineering, biomaterials, immunoengineering and cell biology. Experience in microfabrication, 3D printing/bioprinting, biomaterials fabrication, in vivo models, bacterial cultures, host-microbiome interactions|
Job Description: The postdoctoral associate will lead an exciting project that applies a broad range of cutting-edge technologies, such as microfabrication, Organ on Chip development, bioprinting, organoid culture, microbiome sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, metagenomics and proteomics. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in biomedical engineering, biomaterials science, microfluidics, bioprinting, immune engineering, and microbiology.
The Jalili Lab is focused on modeling skin and intestine inflammatory, autoimmune and cancer conditions, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and colon cancer. The lab will have access to both animal- and patient-derived cells/organoids and microbiome, and will use complex Organ Chip models to study the underlying mechanisms of these diseases and the role of immune cells in regulating the dysbiosis in skin and intestinal microbial composition.
The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to collaborate with bioengineers and clinicians in the Jackson Laboratory, University of Connecticut, UConn Health, and beyond.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply with:
- A cover letter summarizing research training and accomplishments.
- A personal statement of scientific interests and career goals (1-page maximum).
- Current CV with publications and contact information of three references.
The Jalili lab supports postdocs that have either academic or non-academic long-term career goals, international candidates, women and candidates from all backgrounds. We truly believe in equal opportunity for all. For more information about the Jalili laboratory, please visit: https://www.jalili-lab.com.
Last Date for Apply: Until the Position is Filled, please apply as soon as possible.