Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
The George Mason University School of Systems Biology, within the College of Science, invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Research Assistant Professor position with a concentration on Chemical Engineering. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Perform tissue engineering and regenerative medicine science using invitro models as they relate to pathobiology and mechanism of disease;
Perform research to improve bioreactor design and optimization of biomaterial cell interactions as they relate to cardiovascular and pulmonary systems;
Study ways to differentiate human IPS cells into vascular cells and GLIA;
Characterize cells based on differentiation pathways;
Study the ability to decellularize tissue grafts;
Develop assays for angiogenesis and hematopoietic stem cells;
Set up and maintain bioreactors for the cultivation of vascular grafts; and
Prepare research proposals related to the duties described above.
Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. In addition, the position requires an individual who has demonstrated experience across many disciplines as described below:
Experience working in an interdisciplinary research group;
Substantial research experience in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, stem cells and developmental biology, in-vitro models as they relate to pathobiology, and mechanisms of disease;
Experience in bioreactor design and optimization and biomaterial-cell interactions as they relate to cardiovascular and pulmonary systems is critical;
Experience with molecular biological techniques to include PCR, qRT-PCR, and immunoblots; differentiating human iPS cells and MSCs into vascular cells and/or GLIA; characterization of cells based on differing differentiation pathways; cell-matrix interaction; and ability to decellularize tissue grafts;
Hands-on experience in standing up bioreactors for the cultivation of vascular grafts and the study of vascularized systems;
Must have performed extensive morphometric and mechanical analyses of engineered grafts; and
Must meet the eligibility requirements for access to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) facility.
The ability to develop assays for hematopoietic stem cells, angiogenesis and anastomosis; and
Experience with DNA delivery protocols.
A large portion of the research will be performed at the NRL in Washington, D.C. Therefore, the successful applicant must meet the eligibility requirements for access to the NRL facility.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F006Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.