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Updated June 4, 2014

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow
Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Posted: 6/04/2014

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.

For further information, please see http://groups.bme.gatech.edu/groups/cfmg/group/home.htm.

Georgia Tech offers a competitive total compensation package.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated experimental expertise and experience in: (i) biomechanics; (ii) fluid mechanics; and/or (iii) continuum mechanics.
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in English.

Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae (include up to three recent publications), a short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to:

Dr. Ajit P. Yoganathan
Regents Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Email: ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu
Please also copy: sandra.maffey@bme.gatech.edu


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Lab Manager Position

We seek a talented, enthusiastic individual to work as a Laboratory Manager in a large, well-funded university laboratory. This position will require the individual to conduct independent laboratory studies, oversee and participate in lab and center-wide studies, support on-going and future lab needs, and apply creativity in troubleshooting and developing new techniques customized to the research projects. It is essential that the successful candidate has scientific background and extensive research experience in tissue culture, cell and molecular biology assays, and analysis techniques, including (but not limited to) cell culture, transfections, cell sorting, flow cytometry, cell staining, RT-PCR, Western blotting, and fluorescence imaging.

This individual will provide functional oversight to the operation of a large research laboratory. Activities include instruction in lab procedures and safety, development of lab procedures, conducting experiments, purchasing reagents and lab equipment, implementing and managing chemical and physical agent inventory, equipment and inventory maintenance and maintaining records.

This individual must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and work well with other lab members and able to train junior level associates and students.

IMPACT & INFLUENCE: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: academic and/or research faculty members, staff and students, vendor/suppliers. This position typically will advise and counsel: lab users, students, student assistants. This position will report to the senior manager and the Principal Investigator.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide instruction to lab users on proper use of lab equipment, lab safety, protocols and procedures related to conducting experiments.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment and maintain related records.
  • Maintain laboratory facility in safe, clean and organized manner, including the maintenance of safety training records, chemical inventory upkeep, as well as MSDS records.
  • Develop and implement laboratory policy and procedures; incorporate best practices as appropriate.
  • Calibrate lab instrumentation and maintain lab equipment, such as exhaust hoods, order reagents, maintain stocks and ensure the facilities are up to health and safety standards.
  • Coordinate scheduling of lab usage and may direct the scheduling and work of student assistants assigned to laboratory.
  • Manage all aspects of tissue culture, including establishment and maintenance of cell line database, cell culture, propagation and storage of all cell lines, and ensure use of proper protocols.
  • Optimize cell culture, transfections, analytical techniques including flow cytometry and cell sorting and customize assays to characterize gene therapy reagents.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, analyzes situations, solve problems, and initiate actions for effective program and project management. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Prepare health and safety, material transfer and required shipping documents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degrees required for this job:Bachelor's Degree in scientific field.
  • Degrees preferred:Master's Degree
  • Years of experience required for this job: Minimum five years of job-related experience

Specialized skills required for this job:

This job requires working knowledge of research laboratory operation to include equipment calibration and maintenance, laboratory processes and procedures and lab safety rules and practices. Skills and attention to detail in communication, customer service, work guidance and instruction are required, as is the use of specialty and general computer applications.

Specialized skills preferred: Use of required skills practiced in a university environment is preferred.

Candidates should send a cover letter summarizing his/her research interests and future career aspiration, CV including bibliography and description of past research accomplishments, and contact information for three references:

Amy Tang
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
315 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0535
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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position is currently available in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine, led by Dr. Gang Bao, in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. The laboratory is located on the main campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

The successful candidate will work on genetic engineering strategies involving TALE nucleases and/ or CRISPR/Cas9 nucleases. The laboratory develops reagents for genome editing and gene therapy for a range of diseases and studies their effectiveness and specificity. We have recent publication testing Zinc Finger Nucleases, TAL Effector Nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 systems. Tasks include engineering and cloning novel DNA binding domains, testing nuclease function in vitro and in tissue culture. The postdoc will be asked to conduct a range of assays to determine the activity and specificity of the nucleases. The postdoc will also independently design, perform and troubleshoot further experiments to characterize the ability of the nucleases to edit endogenous genes. Candidates must have excellent technical skills, and an enthusiasm for developing and using new techniques.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. The postdoc will work within a diverse team of students, bioengineers and scientists and develop collaborations within and outside the lab. It is expected that the postdoc will:

(1) be proficient in DNA preparation, manipulation/cloning,
(2) archive all reagents, document all experiments and results,
(3) present results at lab meetings and national/international scientific conferences,
(4) publish results in major journals in the field, and
(5) prepare and submit grant proposals - including applications for independent grant support.

The applicants must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field, with experience in molecular biology, cloning and cell culture.


Other Experience (helpful, but not required):
  • Bioinformatics analysis and/or coding.
  • Cellular models to study the safety and efficiency of gene therapy strategies.
  • Delivery of therapeutic genes to target tissues.
  • Construction or use of viral vectors.
  • Stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), CD34+ cells.
  • Knowledge of recombination mechanisms.
  • Extensive experience with cell culture.
  • Experience in genome engineering.
  • High-throughput and automation experience (Biomek 3000).

Candidates should send a cover letter summarizing his/her research interests and future career aspiration, CV including bibliography and description of past research accomplishments, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. TJ Cradick
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