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Rotation Projects

  • Design and evaluation of smart synthetic bone / cartilage tissue grafts
  • Metallic implant surface modifications for reducing periprosthetic infections
  • New therapeutic targets for the development of disease modifying drugs of osteoarthritis

Postdoc Position

A postdoc opening is available to participate in NIH-funded studies aimed at combating implant-associated infections. Expectations for this position include novel monomer/polymer synthesis and in vitro characterizations as well as supporting relevant animal studies. The fellow is expected to work both independently and collaboratively, and contribute to a productive and cordial team environment.

Requirements:
• Recent PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Bioengineering or related discipline
• Interest in applied and translational research
• Experience in organic/polymer synthesis and materials characterizations expected
• Experience with bacterial culture and animal studies desired but not required
• Self-motivated and organized, enjoys collaborations, good written and oral communication skills.

To apply for this position: Send your CV and the contact information for three references to Jie.Song@umassmed.edu

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