Postdoctoral Associate | Bioengineering (3D Bioprinting)

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Farmington, Connecticut

Job posting number: #7223367 (Ref:JR004475)

Posted: March 11, 2024

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate | Bioengineering (3D Bioprinting)

Jalili and Robson Labs

Farmington, CT

Role Description:

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine seeks a talented Postdoctoral Associate with a background in bioengineering and a keen interest in biological research. Led by Sasan Jalili and Paul Robson, with technical guidance from a multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to independent and collaborative research projects. These projects will entail the creative utilization of 3D bioprinting, leveraging the state-of-the-art bioprinting facilities at JAX. This will involve using patient-derived organoids and cell lines to replicate both healthy and diseased human organs. Additionally, the bioprinting work will be partially integrated with organ-on-chip platforms, contributing to the advancement of functional organ-level tissues. The Robson lab utilizes advanced molecular, cellular, and stem cell biology approaches to study evolution, development, and disease relevant to the human condition. Simultaneously, the Jalili Lab is focused on interrogating the host immunity, microbiome and their interface using different engineering tools in the context of infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancer. Part of the bioprinting work will be merged with organ-on-chip platforms to create a more advanced functional organ-level tissues. We welcome applicants from many backgrounds, including biomedical engineering, biomaterials science, microfluidics, bioprinting, immune engineering or related fields. This role offers the opportunity to explore and foster collaborations with professionals in bioengineering, biology, immunology, microbiology, and clinical research across the Jackson Laboratory, University of Connecticut, UConn Health, and beyond. As a Postdoctoral Associate, you will spearhead exciting projects that apply a broad range of cutting-edge technologies, encompassing bioprinting, microfabrication, Organ on Chip development, organoid culture, microbiome sequencing, and single-cell transcriptomics. Join us in pushing the boundaries of research and technology at the intersection of bioengineering and biology.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, or related field of study.
  • Strong skillsets in cell and tissue engineering
  • Strong training background in biomedical engineering, biomaterials, bioprinting, immunoengineering and cell biology.
  • Experience in microfabrication, 3Dprinting/bioprinting, biomaterials fabrication and host-microbiome interactions are particularly preferred.
  • Candidates should have at least one 1st author publication record in peer-reviewed journal on topics related to bioprinting.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, able to work independently and effectively with other members in a productive team.

To apply

Interested candidates should apply with:

  • A cover letter summarizing research training and accomplishments
  • A personal statement of scientific interests and career goals (1-page maximum)
  • Current CV with publications and contact information of three references

Robson and Jalili Labs support postdocs that have either academic or non-academic long-term career goals, international candidates, women and candidates from all backgrounds. We truly believe in equal opportunity for all.

JAX Salary  
Year 0 - 1    $65,589  
Year 1 - 2    $67,318  
Year 2 - 3     $69,095  
Year 3 - 4     $70,521  
Year 4 - 5     $72,877  
Year 5 - 6     $75,569  

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California), Japan and China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit www.jax.org​​​​​​​.

EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.



The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


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