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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 494928
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

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Job Summary

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Dr. Lin Han’s NanoBiomechanics Laboratory ( at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
Successful candidates will lead one of the two projects:

1)  Will lead the project on primitive collagen in the progenitor cell mechanobiology and regeneration of fibrous-hyaline cartilage hybrid matrix. The goal is to understand the impact of the primitive collagen, type V, in regulating the progenitor cell chondrogenesis in vivo and in vitro, and to test the therapeutic potential of using collagen V for improving the
regeneration of the hybrid of fibro- and hyaline cartilage matrix in temporomandibular
joint. Candidates will be trained in AFM-based nanomechanics tools, advanced
multiscale imaging, mechanobiology analysis and conditional mouse model

2)  Proteoglycan-based biomaterials for stem cell chondrogenesis and neo-matrix regeneration. The goal is to test the therapeutic potential of native proteoglycans (e.g., aggrecan, decorin) in modulating stem cell chondrogenesis, mechanotransduction, biosynthesis and assembly of neo-cartilage matrix. Candidates will be trained in AFM-based nanomechanics tools, advanced biomaterial fabrication and characterization, multiscale imaging, mechanobiology analysis.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Principal Investigator to publish the research findings in scholarly journals.
  • Lead a federally funded research with a team of students.
  • Make sure the deliverables are reached according to the time frame, while reporting to the Principal Investigator.
  • Lead and advise PhD students.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Biology or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong independent thinking and willingness to work with junior graduate students are preferred.


  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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