Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-PDAHOFFMAN82621 [#19321]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/26, finished 2022/04/02, listed until 2022/02/26)
Position Description:    

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The Hoffman Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Duke University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to study cell force generation in two- and three-dimensional cell culture systems. We seek to understand how microenvironmental conditions affect cellular force generation. We utilize Forster Resonance Energy (FRET)-based biosensors, high content imaging, automated image analysis, as well as standard approaches in cell and molecular biology and biomaterials. We offer an intellectually-stimulating, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research environment to do cutting edge research in mechanobiology, provide access to state of the art facilities, and support your career goals. Candidates with background knowledge in molecular cloning, FRET imaging, biomaterials formulation, biophysical models of biomolecules, design of molecular force sensors, and/or automated image analysis are particularly welcome. Candidates who can start immediately will be favored.


- A PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical engineering, biological sciences (i.e. cell and developmental biology), or a related field

- Strong research background in mechanobiology/biomechanics, high content imaging, biomaterials, and/or cell and molecular biology

- Evidence of successful completion of research projects (publications)

- Ability to work in dependently; interpret, present, and discuss experimental data

- Excellent communication skills

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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