Multiple post-doctoral positions are available in the lab of Stephanie Seidlits in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Austin (earliest start date January 2022). The Seidlits lab is a highly collaborative environment. Positions will involve working with other researchers in the lab (e.g., undergraduate and graduate students) and collaborators in other labs. Specific responsibilities will include planning, execution and analysis of research studies, preparation of data for papers and grants, writing papers for publication, setting up and maintaining lab equipment, and helping to train new personnel on specialized lab techniques. Details on specific research areas are included below.
Position 1: We are seeking candidates for a multidisciplinary project developing tissue-engineered models of glioblastoma tumors as platforms for study and personalized medicine. The project will use biomaterial cultures, designed and constructed in the lab, and murine xenografts to characterize the contributions of cell-matrix interactions to treatment resistance and invasion using techniques including RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, bioluminescence imaging and magnetic bead-based ELISAs. Please see our recent publications in this area (PMID 31028838, PMID: 29282221, PMID: 30199037) for more information. Candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent degree in an appropriate area are welcome to apply. Candidates must have experience in mammalian cell culture. Experience in cancer biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, biomaterials, patient-derived xenograft models and/or computational biology is desired.
Position 2: We are seeking candidates for to develop regenerative biomaterials for the treatment of spinal cord injury. The project may involve biomaterial synthesis and fabrication, human stem cell culture, microfluidic chips, advanced imaging techniques (e.g., FRET, FRAP) and rodent surgeries. Please see our recent publications in this area (PMCID: PMC7946441, PMID: 30615255) for more information. Candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent degree in an appropriate area are welcome to apply. Candidates must have experience in mammalian cell culture. Experience in hydrogel chemistry, biomaterials, developmental neuroscience, molecular biology, and/or spinal cord injury is desired.
For both positions, salary (commensurate with experience and NIH funding levels) and benefits (including health insurance, https://research.utexas.edu/postdoc/current-postdocs/current-postdoc-benefits/) will be provided according to UT-Austin policies.
UT System Administration is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. (https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/policy-library/policies/hop-311-equal-employment-opportunity).
How to Apply: Applicants may email their CV (including primary interests, research experience, and technical expertise) and contact information for three references to Prof. Stephanie Seidlits (firstname.lastname@example.org).