The Neural Tissue Electrode Interface and Neural Tissue Engineering Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh has a postdoctoral research fellow position open immediately. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field, and have published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He/she should have a strong research background in neural tissue engineering or biomaterial and drug delivery for neural applications. Experience with biomaterial fabrication, neural stem cell culture and characterization, neural tissue histology, and advanced biological imaging (two-photon and confocal microscopy) are desired. Successful candidate will work on the chronic neural interface with special focus on implant-tissue interaction. Biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies will be used to improve the implant compatibility with neural tissue. Â The candidate may also be involved in projects related to neural tissue repair and regeneration. He/she will be working with an interdisciplinary team of neural engineers, neurosurgeon, biologists, and material scientists.
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, the names of three references, a statement of research experience, and date of availability to professor Tracy Cui (
). Detailed information on the NTE Laboratory can be found
on this website.