Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab , to work on a fast-paced interdisciplinary project to use a microdevice for precision medicine in the research and translational setting. The project will focus on translational development of a novel implantable microdevice to measure biological tissue-based responses to nanoparticles within tumors and other organs. A particular focus lies on mechanical engineering of devices and optical imaging of tissue response using a variety of modalities. Responsibilities include machining of microdevices using CNC; the design and handling of endoscopic, fiber-optical, or other micro-optical systems that can be implanted into tissue; and conducting animal and histopathological studies with the aim of elucidating fundamental mechanisms of tissue response to therapy.
REQUIRED : Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, or a related scientific field; an interest and background in device manufacturing and engineering and/or optical imaging of tissue; experience with fiber optics, GRIN lenses, in vivo imaging, optogenetics, or other micro-optics; meticulous attention to detail, strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and documentation skills; ability to work as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers and collaborators; and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Experience with CNC micromachining, SolidWorks, and CAD/CAM desired; as is experience with general machining and tooling. Job #16833
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension based on continued funding.
Internal Number: 16833
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