Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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Every day UW Bioengineering invents the future of medicine. We bridge the traditional disciplines of medicine and engineering to drive health care forward for those in remote parts of the world and here at home. Students, scientists, engineers, and physicians come together here to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to improve health care.
UW Bioengineering naturally evolved from partnerships between engineering and medicine. Today, our faculty and students continually reach across traditional boundaries in education and research. The interdisciplinary scope of our research spans five overarching themes: regenerative medicine and biomaterials, molecular and cellular engineering, imaging and image-guided therapy, technology to improve access to health care, and systems and synthetic biology.
The Department of Bioengineering currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 3.
The Research Scientist/Engineer 3 has a lead role in the design and execution of research projects in the Folch Lab. The purpose of the research is to use advanced manufacturing methods to develop microfluidic devices and platforms for basic and translational applications in neuroscience and cancer. Specific duties include:
Design microfluidic devices for axon guidance, growth and regeneration studies with mammalian primary neurons.
Execute experiments to study and analyze the characteristics of nerve growth under different concentration gradient profiles of several biomolecular cues and factors.
Design and characterize photopolymeric plastic and elastomeric resins for 3D-printing.
Build 3d-printed devices for microfluidic automation.
Analyze data and write research and review papers.
Present research at conferences and meetings.
Mentor and advice graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
Help in formulating, developing and writing research grant proposals.
Manage routine matters of lab functioning, including filing for authorizations, maintaining lab safety, providing orientation to new members, ordering supplies and equipment, and related duties.
Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, electrical or biomedical engineering or related field.
Minimum of three years conducting related research in a university or industry lab.
3D printing to create microfluidics.
Design of biocompatible, transparent, high resolution microfluidics for 3D printing and manufacture.
Experience contributing to grant proposals (written content, ideas and graphics/figures)
Experience writing for peer reviewed journals.
Experience with the following lab methods and procedures: bioMEMS, 3D-printing, microscopy, primary mammalian cell (neuron) culture, finite-element modeling, CAD design, and Matlab programming.
Desired skills and experience:
Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in chemistry, biochemistry or biomedical engineering.
Experience working with small mammals (mice).
Advanced education or training in chemistry, biomaterials and biochemistry.
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