Postdoc Careers

Dr. Lu's Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory has three open postdoctoral research fellow positions to work on research projects funded by the Mayo Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2017, in these three areas:

Postdoc position in nerve tissue engineering

The successful candidate will design and fabricate next-generation nerve constructs combining scaffolds, growth factors and cells, and evaluate them for peripheral nerve defect repair using animal models. The fellow should have extensive experience in animal surgery and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of nerve constructs.

Postdoc position in hydrogel tissue engineering

The successful candidate will design, synthesize and evaluate novel hydrogels for cell and drug delivery. The fellow will actively participate in novel hydrogel synthesis and modification, injectable hydrogel scaffold development, hydrogel characterization, and delivery of cells or bioactive molecules or both using the hydrogel.

Postdoc position in 3-D tissue scaffold fabrication

The successful candidate will design and fabricate novel 3-D scaffolds for orthopedic tissue engineering applications. The fellow should have extensive experience in 3-D scaffold design using CAD, scaffold fabrication using solid free-form fabrication techniques such as electrospinning and 3-D printing, and scaffold characterization and in vitro evaluation using cell culture models.

Application process

Candidates interested in any of the postdoc positions should hold a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering, polymer chemistry or materials science/engineering, and have a demonstrated record of relevant research accomplishments as evidenced by their training and publications.

Candidates must be highly motivated and have good communication skills to work within a multidisciplinary team.

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to Dr. Lu.