Senior Research Associate, Research Associate and Postdoctoral Scholar - Biomedical Engineering

NIH and DoD funded Positions Available in Sen Gupta Laboratory

 

The laboratory of Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta at Case Western Reserve University is recruiting in Senior Research Associate, Research Associate and Postdoctoral Scholar positions. We are seeking highly motivated candidates interested in research areas of hemostasis, thrombosis, thromboinflammation, and wound healing.

 

Title: Senior Research Associate, Research Associate, Postdoctoral Scholar

Department: Biomedical Engineering

School: Case Western Reserve University

Location: Wickenden Building

Supervisor Name and Title: Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD, Professor

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

 

The positions’ objectives are to advance translational biomedical research in areas including (but not limited to) the following:

(1) Artificial blood surrogates: Bioinspired designs of blood surrogates including artificial platelets, artificial RBCs, co-formulation in plasma for whole blood surrogate design and evaluation using in vitro and in vivo models. 

(2) Targeted drug delivery and nanomedicine: Nanomedicine systems for targeted applications in hemostasis, thrombosis, thromboinflammation and cancer.

(3) Microsensor design and evaluation: Surface-engineering of dielectric microsensors for the design of hand-held portable hematologic analyzers.  

(4) Bioactive scaffolds and matrices: Hydrogels, tissue-adhesives and dressings for hemorrhage control, anti-infective coatings, wound care in trauma, burn, chronic wounds.

 

These are important research areas in the biomedical engineering program at Case, and enrich the program’s mission of ‘engineering better health’. The scope for the positions is to become part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team conducting research at the cutting edge of engineering and medicine to develop and translate life-saving biomedical technologies. The responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) leading research projects, maintaining lab equipment and infrastructure, training junior researchers, developing new ideas and intellectual property, participating in conferences to share research progress, writing and publishing scientific documents and growing collaborative research both within and outside of Case Western Reserve.

 

ABOUT THE PI AND THE LAB

Dr. Sen Gupta is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, with secondary appointments in Department of Pathology and Department of Pharmacology at Case School of Medicine. He is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Adviser for a biotechnology start-up company, Haima Therapeutics, focused on bioinspired technologies for the treatment of bleeding complications. The research in the Sen Gupta laboratory spans the areas of biomaterials, nanomaterials, microfluidics, microsensors and drug delivery, with applications across trauma, hematologic diseases, wound care, thrombosis/thromboinflammation, and point-of-care diagnostics. The laboratory has extensive collaborations between School of Engineering and School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve, as well as several active collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, University of Colorado Denver and US Army Institute of Surgical Research San Antonio. Various research projects within the lab are supported by NSF, NIH and DoD. Details of past and current research projects in the laboratory are available at www.senguptalab.com.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE and RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION:

  1. Multiple project management (30%).
  2. Active research (20%).
  3. Scientific reports, manuscripts, grants and invention disclosure writing (20%).
  4. Equipment and technology maintenance (10%).
  5. Training graduate and undergraduate researchers (10%).
  6. Attend conferences and meetings (5%).

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION:

  1. Active research on single project (50%).
  2. Scientific reports, manuscripts, grants and invention disclosure writing (20%).
  3. Equipment and technology maintenance (10%).
  4. Training graduate and undergraduate researchers (10%).
  5. Attend conferences and meetings (5%).

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Travel to collaborator locations for research execution (5%).

 

CONTACTS

Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta (axs262@case.edu, 216-368-4564)

Department: Biomedical Engineering

University: Case Western Reserve University

External: Dr. Michael Bruckman (mikebruckman@gmail.com)

Students: N/A

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Director of the laboratory and supervisor of research team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate positions require a PhD.

Senior Research Associate positions require a PhD and three years’ experience.

 

Successful candidates will have expertise in one of the following areas: biomaterials, platelet biology, coagulation, thrombosis/thromboinflammation, wound healing, surface engineering or other related fields. Candidates with prior research experience in platelet biology, coagulation biology and in vivo small and large animal models of bleeding/thrombosis/thromboinflammation are especially encouraged to apply.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Management of research team.
  2. Design and execute experiments.
  3. Data acquisition and analysis.
  4. Scientific document and report preparation.
  5. Scientific presentation.
  6. Coordination with interdisciplinary researchers.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoor research laboratory handling in vitro materials and cell-based research, in vivo research in small and large animal models, human blood samples, microfluidics, microscopy.

 

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should send the following materials in an application packet, preferably as a single PDF file, by email to Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta (anirban.sengupta@case.edu):

  1. Cover letter indicating current and future research interests
  2. Expected starting date
  3. Current location and visa status
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Brief summary of previous research experience (2-3 pages)
  6. Names and contact information for 3 references

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.