Researcher in Biomedical Engineering
Michigan State University College of Engineering
United States

Senior Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering 10016106
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is seeking to hire a Senior Specialist – Research to integrate smart sensors and analytics into organ and organoid culture systems with bioelectronic interfaces for the purpose of advancing our understanding of human biology and creating new therapeutic paradigms.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD in stem cell biology, or related field, a track record of publications in organ and organoid cultures, knowledge of biomaterials that support cell and tissue growth, and some clinical expertise that will enable the creation 3D culture models that recapitulate human physiology and pathology.    

The BME department is located in a state-of-the-art research facility that houses the Institute for Quantitative Health Science & Engineering (IQ). IQ is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science.  We have recruited researchers from some of the top academic centers around the world to build an integrated multidisciplinary center for biomedical research.  Our aim is to collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope in biomedicine, solving some of the most pressing problems in in biology and healthcare with smart engineering solutions.  This position will report directly to the BME chairperson. 

 Review of applications begins on April 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.  The position is available immediately. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

MD and PhD or equivalent degrees in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or related field. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience in regenerative medicine, smart biomaterials, medicine, and electro-conductive biomaterials with a publication record in organoid biology and tissues on smart chips. 

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of five professional references. 

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Summary of Health Risks

Will work with human and animal tissue and various wet lab reagents and chemicals. 


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Mar 25, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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