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Lab Manager position is available in the lab of Stephanie Seidlits in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (earliest start date January 2022).

Lab Manager position is available in the lab of Stephanie Seidlits in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (earliest start date October 2021). Our research seeks to develop clinical therapies for central nervous system injuries and disorders, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancers.

The Lab Manager is expected to run daily lab operations safely, efficiently and securely. Budgeting, ordering supplies, equipment maintenance and repairs (organize with vendors/contractors), preparing and maintaining lab stocks and unique samples, coordinate and ensure compliance with university and government regulations (e.g., Environmental Health & Safety – https://ehs.utexas.edu/research-labs-clinical), training other lab members (technicians, graduate students, and undergraduate students), coordinate scheduling use of lab equipment, and control access to the lab space.

Qualified candidates will most likely hold a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in a science or engineering field. Previous wet lab experience, and in particular mammalian cell culture experience, is desired.

Salary (commensurate with education and experience, $40-$70k annually) and benefits (including health insurance, https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/employee-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 or resume and contact information for three references to Prof. Stephanie Seidlits (seidlits@g.ucla.edu).

Multiple post-doctoral positions are available in the lab of Stephanie Seidlits in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (earliest start date January 2022)!

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 (seidlits@g.ucla.edu).

The Seidlits lab is moving to the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin in 2022!

I am excited to announce that Seidlits lab is moving to the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin in 2022! We are excited to embark on this new adventure with support from the Cockrell School of Engineering and a $4 million Recruitment of Rising Star Award from CPRIT.
https://www.bme.utexas.edu/news/texas-bme-alum-and-cprit-rising-star-seidlits-to-join-bme-department
https://www.cprit.texas.gov/news-events/articles/cancer-prevention-research-institute-of-texas-awards-695-million-in-new-grants/

Congratulations to Dr. Alireza Sohrabi!

Alireza had his PhD defense today and passed with flying colors! The committee members were all very impressed at the extent of the work he has accomplished during the past several years. Very excited to see the great work that Dr. Sohrabi will continue to produce in the future!

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Chen!

Jessica has been awarded Jack & Fay Netchin Medical Student Summer Fellowship from the American Brain Tumor Association to work full-time over the summer developing better glioblastoma models.

New publication on biomaterial-mediated gene delivery for spinal cord injury

Congrats to Arshia on the final first author publication from his PhD – just out in APL Bioengineering (https://aip.scitation.org/journal/apb).

A. Ehsanipour, M. Sathialingam, L.M. Rad, J. de Rutte, R.D. Bierman, J. Liang, W. Xiao, D. Di Carlo, S.K. Seidlits. Injectable, macroporous scaffolds for delivery of therapeutic genes to the injured spinal cord. (2021) APL Bioengineering, published online March 2021. Featured article.

New Lab Members in 2020!

Welcome to our new lab members who joined during the 2020 pandemic! First, we welcome post-doc researcher Soniya Bastola, who has extensive experience in glioblastoma and earned her PhD at the University of Alabama. Next, we welcome 1st year PhD student Jing Wang, who recently earned his MS in biomedical engineering from Columbia. Most recently, we welcome MS student Bushra Rajput and 1st year PhD students Joyce Huang and Micah Lim, who are doing rotations in the lab.

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Tissue Engineering

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Tissue Engineering, University of California Los Angeles

Job Description: A post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Stephanie Seidlits in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA is available to start immediately. We are seeking candidates for a multidisciplinary project developing tissue-engineered models of glioblastoma tumors as platforms for personalized medicine that can predict patient outcomes within a clinically actionable time frame. The project will use biomaterial cultures and murine xenografts to characterize the contributions of cell-matrix interactions to treatment resistance using techniques including RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, bioluminescence imaging and protein phosphorylation assays. Please see our lab website (http://seidlitslab.seas.ucla.edu/) and recent publications in this area (PMID 31028838, PMID: 29282221, PMID: 30199037) for more information. The Seidlits lab is a highly collaborative environment. The position will involve working with other researchers in the lab (e.g., graduate students) and collaborators at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Specific responsibilities will include planning, execution and analysis of research studies, preparation of data for papers and grants, and writing papers for publication.

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, analysis of RNA sequencing data, biomaterials, tumor xenografts and/or computational biology is desired. Salary and benefits (including health insurance) will be provided according to UCLA policies (https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/working-at-ucla/postdocs/appointment-types-criteria/).

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 (seidlits@g.ucla.edu).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

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