Applications are now being sought for a postdoctoral research position to study mechanisms by which mechanical forces coordinate heart valve homeostasis and disease pathogenesis. Our team has developed novel 3D in vitro engineered tissue models of heart valve tissues enabling mechanistic investigation of emergent multi-cellular phenomena. These include novel test beds for applying mechanical forces to complex 3D tissues as well as the ability to measure local anisotropic biomechanical changes during tissue remodeling. We also test these mechanisms in vivo with unique animal model systems and in human tissues. We have developed a rich collaborative network of molecular geneticists, computational biologists, and clinicians.
This is an NIH funded position that is further scaffolded by a variety of training grants in the space, as well as access to a unique blend of advanced engineering and life science technologies, intellectual expertise, and professional development resources. The lab is supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, and NY State. Our lab has trained and mentored over a half-dozen tenured and tenure track faculty in the US and overseas.
Ideal candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree with experience in molecular biology, computational modeling, and/or 3D culture mechanobiology.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of their professional interests, a full CV and a list of three references with complete contact information to Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of their professional interests, a full CV and a list of three references with complete contact information to:
Jonathan Butcher, PhD
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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