A postdoctoral position in microfluidics and immunoengineering is immediately available in the laboratory of Caroline N. Jones in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. The Jones Laboratory of Immunoengineering and Therapeutics focuses on the engineering innovative lab-on-a-chip platforms to model and study immune cell–pathogen interactions with single cell precision. The researcher will initially focus on an NIH-funded project aimed at developing and validating novel platforms to detect and better understand sepsis. This project involve collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center and communication with critical care physicians and surgeons. This project involves isolating primary human immune cells from septic patients and measuring changes in function. The goal of the Jones research laboratory is early detection and ultimately to decipher the basic mechanisms that lead to inflammation and to translate these findings into the development of targeted anti-inflammatory therapeutics.
Ph.D in a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields. Expertise in microfabrication, microfluidics, immunology, primary cell culture, time-lapse imaging, and a proficiency in English are preferred.
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