Clemson University’s Systems Mechanobiology Lab, directed by Dr. Will Richardson, is seeking a Research Associate to join our team’s exciting new efforts related to cardiac fibrosis, wound healing, and mechanobiology. Our group’s overarching focus is to integrate in silico, in vitro, and in vivo models in order to develop a systems-level understanding of matrix mechanobiology and engineer novel approaches for controlling fibrotic remodeling. Working closely with the PI, graduate students, and undergraduate students in our group, this Research Associate will collaborate on projects involving in vitro wound healing models and multi-plex tissue remodeling assays. Specifically, the new projects aim to develop novel experimental wound healing platforms for high-throughput biological studies and pharmacological screens in order to identify new therapies.
Competitive candidates should have an MS or PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, or a related field, demonstrated excellence in experimental research, and strong communication skills. Specific experience with one or more of the following is expected: mammalian cell/tissue culture, -omics analyses, mechanical bioreactors, cell-matrix interactions, and/or animal models of fibrosis or wound healing.
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