Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKECHILKOTI4 [#25201]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Biomedical
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/07/25, listed until 2024/01/25)
Position Description:    

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We are seeking exceptional candidates for a position as a Research Scientist to help develop/fabricate/test novel point-of-care diagnostic platforms. The research scientist will also contribute towards other projects involving biointerface science, surface chemistry, and biomolecular engineering. 

The Chilkoti Laboratory at Duke University is a multidisciplinary group that has a particular interest in developing low-cost, point-of-care diagnostics and in applying polymer technology towards clinically impactful applications. Relevant publications from our technologies are below: 
Sci Adv. 2021 Jun;7(26). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg4901. 
Sci Transl Med. 2021 Apr 7;13(588). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abd9696 
PNAS 2017 Aug 22;114(34):E7054-E7062. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703200114 

As a member of this research group, you will be expected to: 
• Work as part of a team to develop new and innovative fabrication strategies for the next generation of point-of-care diagnostic technologies in the Chilkoti Laboratory. 
• Perform complex laboratory experiments, obtain data sets from your research, and present the experimental results concisely to all relevant stakeholders. 
• Convert findings into manuscripts for publication in academic journals, grant applications, and patents. 
• Review the work of laboratory personnel and assist in training new personnel. 

A PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field is required. We will prioritize applicants who also have the following: 
• A successful history of managing interdisciplinary projects with multiple moving parts. 
• Experience in a “wet lab” (e.g. familiarity with pipets, centrifuges, freeze/thaw cycles, dangerous chemical/biological substances and appropriate safety precautions, etc.) 
• A history of high-level academic writing in the form of drafting and publication of manuscript and drafting and submission of grant applications. 
• A history in manufacturing techniques such as laser-cutting, injection molding, 3D-printing, and CNC milling. Interested applicants should submit a CV that also includes at least 2 references with contact information.

Interested applicants should submit a CV that also includes at least 2 references with contact information. 

Expected Start Date: August 2023

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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