| We have two openings for post-doctoral research associates at the Bio-inspired Nanoparticles and Bio-inspired Robotics Laboratory at The Ohio State University. |
One position is to work on fluorescent and semiconductive peptide nanoparticles. This work is a continuation of our recent Nature Nanotechnology paper on "Bioinspired fluorescent dipeptide nanoparticles for targeted cancer cell imaging and real-time monitoring of drug release." The candidates are expected to have research experiences on nanoparticle self-assembly and biomaterials. They will work with team members with diverse background of molecular biology, biochemistry, and engineering to address the emerging needs of biocompatible nanoparticles for disease diagnosis, treatment and progression prediction.
The other position is to work on bio-inspired robotics. The lab’s long-term research goal is on nanoparticle-based self-assembling to integrate sensing, actuation and control for bio-inspired robotics with applications in medicine and national defense. While multi-scale perspective is desired, the focus of current positions is on dynamics, control and fabrication of propulsion mechanisms for swimming robots.
Our lab is equipped with a unique combination of multiple nano-instrumentation platforms sponsored by DoD DURIP programs and industry, including AFM, Confocal, Nanoindentor, Digital Holographic Microscopy, CytoViva imaging system, HPLC, DLS, and peptide synthesizer. Much of nano-characterization work can be performed in house.
Interested applicants should send in CVs to Mingjun Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will be in BMES 2016. Please feel free to contact us during the meeting days.
Bioinspired Nanoparticles and Bioinspired Robotics Laboratory Biomedical Engineering The Ohio State University