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Research Fellow, WF Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 120172
Job Family: Research Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045829-WF Institute for Regen Medicin



The WFIRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in a research project to develop and test new strategies to advance lung-on-a-chip technologies for the modeling of disease, toxicology and countermeasure/drug development. The applicant will perform a variety of complex tasks including polymer chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, material mechanical testing, computer assisted design, in vitro biological and functional tests for verification of tissue construct viability and function and biochemical, engineering and functional assays.  Research will be performed in a team environment and the application will be provided with a variety of procedures and techniques previously outlined by established protocols and other scientific data related to the production of tissue engineered constructs.  Specific duties will include basic and advanced chemistry protocols, cell culture and expansion, biomaterial characterization, physical characterization of biomaterials, assembly of 3D constructs using biofabrication and bioprinting techniques, collection and organization of data, and assisting in the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Chemistry, engineering, and cell biology experience a plus, or biomaterials/materials and tissue engineering background a plus. 


Ph.D. with a focus in the biological, chemical, engineering or physical sciences, or biomedical engineering.


  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. 
  • Experience in chemical reactions and polymer chemistry.
  • Experience with development and testing of tissue engineering constructs
  • Experience in biofabrication and tissue engineering technologies such as bioprinting, for creation of tissue engineered constructs.  
  • Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Science background a plus.
  • General computer skills, including the use of Excel spreadsheets
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Excellent recordkeeping and documentation skills


The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is a world leader in the development of technologies and products in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  WFIRM is an interdisciplinary institute, with a semi-open laboratory concept aimed towards fostering collaboration in a variety of research areas. WFIRM occupies several floors in the Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem. 


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