Post Doc Position; Sheikhi Research Group, Penn State

We have an immediate post-doctoral research opening for exceptional, well-trained PhD graduates in the field of micro- and nanoengineered hydrogels for tissue engineering and regeneration.

The highly motivated post-doc researcher will focus on developing the next generation modular hydrogels for a variety of in vitro and in vivo applications.The applicants must have a profound background in at least 3 of the following skills:

(a) Microfluidics (device design, cleanroom procedures, microfabrication, and micro-characterization)

(b) Biomaterials (hydrogel design, synthesis, processing, and characterization)

(c) In vitro techniques (2D and 3D cell culture models, cytotoxicity assays, imaging, immunohistochemistry, immunoimaging, and protein and gene expression analyses)

(d) Bioprinting (microextrusion, inkjet, stereolithography, DMD, or other techniques)

(e) In vivo models (small/large animal disease models, in vivo imaging, and tissue evaluation)

The successful applicant will join a highly multidisciplinary and diverse team of engineers and scientists with research interests and expertise in engineering soft materials for addressing some of the most pressing challenges of current century in biomedicine and the environment.


Our lab is located in the brand new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering building (http://chemebiomedbuilding.engr.psu.edu/) at the heart of Penn State University in downtown State College. The Department is strategically located in the walking distance to the Millennium Science Complex, a 275,600 square-foot science building housing two of the University’s premier research organizations: The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (https://www.huck.psu.edu/) and the Materials Research Institute (https://www.mri.psu.edu/) providing one of the nation’s most elite research infrastructures with exceptional core facilities.

Applicants who hold a PhD in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, biological engineering, chemistry, and other relevant fields are invited to apply for the position. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.Qualified applicants should direct their dossier, including a cover letter clearly stating their (i) research skills in categories (a) to (e), (ii) current research, and (iii) future research/career plans, cv, and the names of at least 3 references as a single PDF file to Dr. Amir Sheikhi via email. sheikhi@psu.edu

You can learn more about the lab here.

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