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Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomaterials and Translational Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA

Job posting number: #7074627

Posted: January 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Song Lab at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) (https://www.umassmed.edu/songlab/) develops functional biomaterials for scaffold-guided skeletal tissue (bone and cartilage) regeneration and implant surface modifications to combat periprosthetic infections. Supported by the NIH, foundation and translational grants, our current research projects include on-demand drug release / surface engineering for combating implant-associated infections caused by S. aureus (e.g. ACS Central Science 2019, 5(12):1929), translation of 3D printed or electrospun degradable shape memory polymer scaffolds for guided bone regeneration (e.g. Science Translational Medicine 2019, 11(502), eaau7411; Advanced Functional Material 2017, 1604784), and the development and application of bio-orthogonally crosslinked viscoelastic hydrogels with broadly tuned, predictive degradative and mechanical cues for stem cell delivery and cartilage regeneration (e.g. ACS Central Science 2018; 4(8):971; Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014; 136(11):4105).

Expectations for this position include novel functional monomer/polymer design, synthesis and material characterizations as well as supporting relevant animal studies. The fellow is expected to work both independently and collaboratively, be actively involved in writing manuscripts, and contribute to a productive and cordial team environment.

UMMS is located in Worcester, in the heart of Massachusetts on Lake Quinsigamond. It is affordable to live and within commuter distance to western Boston suburbs. To learn more about the UMMS research community, visit http://www.umassmed.edu/research-home/

Requirements:
• Recent PhD in Chemistry, Polymer/materials Science, Chemical Biology, Bioengineering or related discipline.
• Interest in applied and translational research
• Experience in organic/polymer synthesis and materials characterizations (e.g. GPC, DSC, DMA, rheology)
• Experience with basic cell culture/microscopy techniques desired but not required
• Self-motivated and organized, enjoys collaboration and mentoring, good written and oral communication skills.

To apply for this position: Send your CV and the contact information for three references to Prof. Jie Song: Jie.Song@umassmed.edu



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