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The Lab for Synthetic Macromolecular Assemblies (PI: George Lu, website link)in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University has an open Postdoctoral Fellow position to be advised by Dr. George Lu. The ideal candidate will have expertise in ultrasound physics and imaging method. Outstanding candidates without the listed expertise are welcome to apply. The recruited postdoctoral fellow will lead interdisciplinary projects that integrate biomolecular ultrasound imaging with protein engineering, cell engineering and chemical biology. Candidates are welcome to directly approach the PI via email to discuss potential opportunities and projects.
All candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, and will also be expected to aid in the supervision of junior lab members and the preparation of research proposals. Please specify whether sponsorship for a visa is needed in your application. Applications for postdoctoral fellowships will be encouraged, including both external and internal ones such as Rice University Academy of Fellows.
The Department of Bioengineering is one of the top biomedical engineering departments, with its graduate program consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country, and the lab is well funded by awards from NIH, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Welch Foundation, Mathers Foundation and John Dunn Foundation.
We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated the ability to lead and/or work collaboratively in teams comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in physics, engineering or a related field
No experience required
Familiarity with literatures on small-animal ultrasound imaging or another discipline relevant to the lab's research.
Knowledge of molecular biology, protein biochemistry, bioengineering and chemistry.
Proficiency in (or ability to learn) MATLAB.
Proficiency in (or ability to learn) imaging techniques and image analysis
Curiosity, enthusiasm and drive to tackle challenging technical problems and complex biological questions drawing from literature, carefully designed experiments and models
Strong listening and verbal communication skills and ability to present in group meetings and conferences
Enthusiasm for leadership, assisting team members and creating a collaborative working environment
Ability to work independently, collaboratively and professionally
Strong written communication and understanding of manuscript and peer review process
Lead a project on ultrasound imaging, genetic engineering of cells, nanomaterials or another discipline relevant to the lab's research
Develop independent research interest as a future leader of a research team
Publish papers and present findings at national and international conferences
Mentor and train junior research team members, such as PhD candidates, masters students and undergraduates
Assist with proposal development to obtain research funding
Assist with equipment setup, protocol development, record-keeping, and lab safety and role model best practices in rigorous science, as well as be a team player in the lab
Support project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines
Conduct laboratory experiments on ultrasound imaging, genetic engineering, protein biochemistry, and/or cellular engineering
Lead projects in the broadly defined synthetic biology field
Skills of (or ability to learn) imaging techniques and image analysis
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