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  • 14 Sep 2020 3:20 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Ref.: 502109), to commence as soon as possible on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

    Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Bio-Engineering or related disciplines, with an excellent publication track record.  They should be organised, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team; have demonstrated experience in high impact basic research and translational research; and have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese.  Proficiency in machine learning, computer vision modelling and FEM would be an advantage. 

    The appointee will be leading small- and large-scale research studies from start to finish.  He/She will closely work with clinicians, academic research and industrial partners; participate in cross-disciplinary and cross-institute collaborations; conduct high-impact research; write scientific publications and grant proposals; contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching; and provide supervision and training for postgraduate students. 

    A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. 

    The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Application should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on September 22, 2020 and continue until November 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Click here to apply for this job

  • 14 Aug 2020 7:54 PM | Anonymous


    Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Dr. Xin Zhao’s Lab

    Vacancy Announcement 

    Post Specification

    Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available. 1 is in the area of exosome and cancer immunotherapy and the other in chemical synthesis. Priority is given to applicants with experiences in writing papers and grant proposals and capability to work independently.

    About PI, Dr. Xin Zhao

    Dr. Xin Zhao is an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China. She obtained her PhD at University College London, UK and postdoc training at Harvard University, USA before joining PolyU. She is dedicated to Translational Regenerative Medicine, integrating multi-disciplinary approaches including material science, cell biology and medicine to modulate cell microenvironments, control cell behaviors and generate tissue-engineered organs, for addressing clinical issues. So far she has published >80 articles in leading journals including Chemical Reviews, Materials Today, PNAS, Advanced Functional Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Biomaterials. She has successfully attracted grants as principal investigator from Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), private company, etc. Moreover, she has edited two books, authored in 6 book chapters, and holds 5 national patents. She has also chaired sessions or delivered keynote speeches at >30 international conferences, worked as a founding editor for Engineered Regeneration, associate editor for Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, guest editor for Drug Discovery Today, Molecules, Polymers, etc.

    Dr. Zhao strives to provide a stimulating environment with exciting and frontier research topics and excellent colleagues where the candidates can be trained to become outstanding and independent researchers, with sufficient freedom to explore their own ideas while working on well-designed projects.

    Group website: http://www.zhaobiomaterialsgroup.com/


    Up to 32000 HKD per month according to applicant’s professional qualifications


    Applicants shall send your CV, publications and three reference letters via email to xin.zhao@polyu.edu.hk.

  • 08 Aug 2020 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Click here for the PDF version of this job post at Ankasa Regenerative Therapeutics.

    Company Description 

    Ankasa Regenerative Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotech company based in the San Francisco Bay area that is developing novel protein-based stem cell activation therapies to improve tissue repair and regeneration. Stem cell renewal, maintenance and tissue regeneration are critical for normal health and well-being. Wnt pathway interactions are crucial to maintenance of these processes. Ankasa is the first to produce human Wnt proteins in a GMP manufacturing setting suitable for use in humans. 

    Our first clinical approach, under FDA regulation, is the demonstration of improved outcomes after spinal fusion surgeries. Our product has expansion opportunities to other bone reconstructive procedures including osseointegration of dental and orthopedic implants (knee and hip replacements), fracture repair, total joint arthroplasty revisions, and others. 

     Summary / Overall Purpose 

    We seek a highly motivated PhD level scientist with deep expertise in bone regeneration for a post- doctoral position at Ankasa Regenerative Therapeutics. The primary focus of the role will be the characterization of bone cells / grafts in vitro and in vivo following treatment with our lead regenerative agent. Successful candidates will implement robust, reproducible and cost effective protocols to monitor the viability and regenerative capacity of bone cells / grafts from human and animal bone following treatment, utilizing both in vitro and in vivo models of bone repair, while developing a broad based awareness of the requirements and complexities of the regulatory and commercialization processes for novel biologic and “device-like” therapeutics. 

     Essential/Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities 

    ▪ Independently design and implement robust, reproducible and cost-effective protocols for the isolation, culture, treatment and analysis of cells / grafts from human and animal bone with meticulous aseptic technique. 

    ▪ Design and implement in vivo studies investigating the regenerative capacity of implanted bone grafts in mice and/or rats (e.g., subrenal capsule implantation, fracture healing, spinal fusion, etc.). 

    ▪ Design and implement in vivo studies looking at the levels of bone regenerative agents detectable following in vivo delivery. 

    ▪ Utilize a battery of assay technologies to characterize bone cells / grafts and therapeutic product disposition, including ELISA, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy and histology. 

    ▪ Independently identify and implement new assays and assay technologies that have an impact 


    Work Experience: 

    Minimum 4 years laboratory experience as part of a PhD degree program specializing in bone biology/regeneration. 

    Management of Staff 

    Not required; however, ability to work well within a team environment is critical 

    Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills 

    ▪ Isolation and culture of cells from human and animal bone 

    ▪ Isolation, manipulation and implantation of bone grafts (mice, rats) 

    ▪ Experience with a battery of analytical techniques including qPCR, ELISA, immunofluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry and histology 


    PhD in biology, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, or closely related field, with specific training in bone biology / regeneration 


    None required 


    Work independently on experimental design, execution, and analysis; however, position is well supported by leadership with strong mentoring track record and medical/scientific as well as technology specific expertise; backed by state-of-the-art JLABS infrastructure 

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and track record of ability to effectively present scientific data 

    Detail oriented; proven track record of detailed, reproducible protocol generation that can be readily transferred to other scientists 

    Positive attitude 

    Keeps calm under pressure 

    Occasional weekend work may be required 

  • 07 Feb 2020 3:57 AM | Chao Liu

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology has 2 fully-funded postdoctoral fellow positions, available immediately. The successful candidate will be working in Dr. Chao Liu’s research group. The laboratory is well-equipped to study the mechanobiology of stem cell populations during bone repair, and tissue engineering of bone tissue for regenerative medicine applications.


    Recent PhD with training documented by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Successful applicants should have background in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, tissue engineering or a related discipline. Knowledge of programming, finite element analysis, in vitro mechanobiology models, and small animal models preferred.

    Please send CV and contact information of three references to: Dr. Chao Liu, Email: liuc33@sustech.edu.cn

    About the university

    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university, founded in the lush hills of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China. It is working towards becoming a world-class university excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.

    In the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars rankings, SUSTech was ranked 62nd among the global top 100 institutions with most significant growth in high quality research publications; it ranked as the third fastest growing institution in the world.

  • 12 Jul 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship position within the Biomechanics Section of the Bone and Joint Center Research Laboratories at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI). The primary research focus will be assessment of vertebral bone quality using new methods based on digital tomosynthesis imaging in a clinical study sponsored by the Department of Defense. The fellow is expected to engage in other projects ongoing within the section.

    The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative group with expertise in and facilities for biomechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, computational mechanics, 3D imaging, motion analysis, animal models, cell biology,histology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Scientists in the Bone & Joint Center have a strong history of collaboration with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Public Health Science, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology at Henry Ford Health System. The Henry Ford Bone & Joint Center occupies approximately 15,000 sq ft in Wayne State University’s state-of-the-art Integrative Biosciences Center, which affords additional opportunity for collaboration with the Wayne State University community. Additional information can be found at https://www.hfhsbjc.org/.

    Duties and responsibilities, under minimal supervision, will include, 1) planning, carrying out and troubleshooting various experiments that may involve biological specimens or patient data, 2) analyzing and interpreting the data, 3) preparing manuscripts and abstracts for publication, 4) maintaining accurate and efficient functioning of instrumentation used for experiments, and 5) supervising activities of students or other laboratory personnel and participating in educational activities. It is expected that the individual will make an attempt to develop independent projects compatible with their experience level. Support for career development exists for motivated individuals.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or a related field. A dissertation or other research experience in an area related to bone mechanics and musculoskeletal imaging is desired. Good oral and written communication skills are required. Applicants should submit their CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to the e-mail address below. The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Yener N. Yeni, Ph.D.

    Head, Section of Biomechanics

    Henry Ford Health System

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bone & Joint Center

    Integrative Biosciences (iBio) Center

    6135 Woodward Ave

    Detroit, MI 48202


    Henry Ford Hospital is an AA/EO Employer.

  • 12 Jul 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    A postdoc position is available immediately in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The successful candidate will participate in research program that involves using multiphoton and in vivo imaging as a platform to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms that orchestrate osteogenesis and angiogenesis during bone defect repair and regeneration. The project integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology with emphasis on bone regeneration and neovascularization. Strong candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree and has less than 5 years of postdoctoral training. Published experience with bone biology or vascular biology is preferred. Prior experience with transgenic mice and small animal surgery is a plus. To apply: please send C.V. and names of three references to:

    Xinping Zhang, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    601 Elmwood Ave.,
    Box 665
    Rochester, NY14642
    Tel: 585-275-7928
    Fax: 585-275-1121
    email: xinping_zhang@urmc.rochester.edu

  • 20 Jun 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Mechanics of Biological Materials/Structures Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position working on a NIH supported research project. In this five-year project, we intend to elucidate the effect of proteoglycans on the age-related deterioration of bone quality and to develop therapeutic strategies for preventing or deterring such adverse effect. This position requires a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or a closely related field and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary (engineering, biology, and physics) environment. The incumbent is expected to take a leading role in implementation of the research project and required to help mentor students, publish high impact journal papers, and write grants. Applicants are required to have hands on experience in characterization of mechanical/physical properties of bone or other biological materials. In addition, experiences in AFM and finite element simulations are also preferred.

    Interested candidates should send the application as one PDF file containing a letter (explaining research interests, career goals, and qualifications), a CV, and the contact information of at least three references to Dr. Xiaodu Wang using the following contact information.

    Xiaodu Wang, Ph.D.


    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    One UTSA Circle

    San Antonio, TX 78249

    Email: xiaodu.wang@utsa.edu

    Tel:  1-210-458-5565

  • 10 Mar 2016 2:23 PM | Xuanliang Dong

    Postdoc positions are available in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The successful candidate will participate in research projects recently funded by NIH. The projects involve using multiphoton microscopy as a live imaging platform to characterize the interactions between vascular progenitors and mesenchymal progenitors during skeletal repair and regeneration. The study integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology. The successful candidates must have a MD or PhD degree in biomedical science with published experience in any of these fields: molecular biology, cell biology, tissue engineering, electrospinning/3D writing, or transgenic animal work. Recent graduates will receive substantially more favorable consideration than applicants who have completed 3-4 years of postdoc training. Prior experience with bone biology, small animal surgery or cell sorting is a plus. To apply: please send C.V. and names of three references to:

    Xinping Zhang, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Center for Musculoskeletal Research

    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

    University of Rochester Medical Center

    601 Elmwood Ave.,

    Box 665

    Rochester, NY14642

    Tel: 585-275-7928

    Fax: 585-275-1121

    email: xinping_zhang@urmc.rochester.edu

    website: www.urmc.rochester.edu/musculoskeletal-research/research-labs/zhang-lab/

  • 31 Oct 2015 4:27 PM | Xuanliang Dong

    The Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are seeking to fill a new tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of muscle and neural bioengineering. Investigators using novel engineering approaches to develop clinically translatable interventions for improving neuromuscular function or to understand the biological processes underlying neuromuscular function are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in investigators using multiscale experimental or computational approaches that bridge between cellular and tissue levels, though the scientific excellence of the candidate is more important than the particular area of research. The collaborative environment between RIC and Northwestern, including the McCormick School of Engineering and the Feinberg School of Medicine, is exceptionally strong, providing multiple opportunities for interactions with the large number of faculty carrying out research in neuromuscular function. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain a distinguished externally-funded research program, (2) contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate and undergraduate students at Northwestern University, and (3) address the vision of RIC to “set the highest standards in scholarly and applied research in physical medicine and rehabilitation.” The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, though exceptional candidates at the Associate level will be considered. See www.bme.northwestern.edu, http://www.ric.org/research/, and http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/ for further information on our faculty and programs. Applicants should upload PDF versions of a brief cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and one statement each of research (up to 3 pages) and teaching (1 page) interests to https://facultysearch.mccormick.nort...ply/index/ODI=. The cover letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Neuromuscular Search Committee. Applications received before November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest starting date is September 1, 2016.

    Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.    

  • 31 Oct 2015 4:12 PM | Xuanliang Dong

    Job Description

    The Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute (OMNI) at Ohio University is undergoing a targeted expansion to complement and expand the research activities of OMNI scientists. Our expansion includes the hiring of several additional faculty and the construction of a new physical facility for OMNI on the Athens Campus. We seek to hire 2 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (i.e., open rank). OMNI's overarching mission is to improve the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, and as such we seek applications from outstanding scientists working within this scope. 

    Preference will be given to individuals who perform research that will strengthen one of OMNI's two current programmatic research foci: 1) pain disorders and 2) healthy aging. OMNI currently has five principal investigators with an outstanding track record of NIH funding, and we seek to increase our critical mass of extramurally-funded scientists. Accordingly, the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program that produces high impact scholarly activity. The protected time for research will be high for these positions (e.g., 80+%). The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in medical and graduate education programs. 

    Job Requirements


    A Ph.D. or equivalent is required, and postdoctoral training is preferred. 

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and accompanied by an excellent benefits and start-up package. These new faculty hires will have a primary appointment in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University with the possibility of an adjunct appointment in other University departments. 

    The salary for this appointment covers 9 months of effort spread over a 12-month period. Academic base salary may be supplemented with additional grant support as allowed by granting agencies. 



    Attach the following documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, a statement of Research Interests which includes a plan for obtaining extramural funding for the next five years. Finalists for the position will be asked to provide reference contacts at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We anticipate the positions to begin as early as February 1, 2016.; however, the start date is negotiable.


    Contact Person:

    Angela Spangler



    Email Address:


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