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Opportunities at CARE


Postdoctoral Fellow - Regenerative Engineering/Regenerative Biology

The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) has post-doctoral associate positions available in the areas of musculoskeletal, bladder, and cardiovascular regenerative engineering research. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team of researchers working on the development and evaluation of scaffolds that promote tissue regeneration. A successful candidate is expected to have expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques, with an emphasis on tools and methods used in adult stem cell research and analyses of tissues (e.g. differential gene expression and histological analyses). Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Qualifications: PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering/Cell Biology/Molecular Biology or a closely related field to the research described above; Strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of publications/research productivity in tissue engineering, orthopedic research, cardiovascular research, and stem cell research and technology.

Interested candidates should send a combined PDF with a cover letter describing their research interests, CV, and three professional references to Guillermo Ameer, Sc.D., Director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.


Opportunities in Regenerative Engineering


2023 US NAM Catalyst Award Competition

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: February 27th, 2023

Apply Here

The Catalyst Awards—part of the broader Healthy Longevity Global Competition—reward bold, new, potentially transformative ideas to improve the physical, mental, or social well-being and health of people as they age, in a measurable and equitable way.

 The National Academy of Medicine (“NAM”), with support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Bia-Echo Foundation, and the Yun Family Foundation, will issue up to 20 Catalyst Awards in 2023 to U.S.-based innovators. Each Catalyst Award includes a $50,000 cash prize as well as exclusive access to additional funding opportunities, occasions to connect and collaborate with innovators from around the world, and amplification of your award and winning idea. The NAM will also administer Catalyst Award cycles in 2024 and 2025.

The NAM is currently seeking bold, new, and innovative ideas that aim to extend the human healthspan (i.e., the number of years lived in good health), especially approaches that challenge existing paradigms or propose new methodologies or concepts. High-risk ideas that could potentially yield high rewards and, in turn, dramatically change the field of healthy longevity are encouraged.

Ideas may focus on any stage of life, as long as they ultimately promote health, functioning, meaning, purpose and/or dignity as people age.

Applications may also originate from any field or combination of fields (e.g., biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, technology, data science, and policy).


Researcher- Biomaterials and Nanomedicine

Chung Lab- University of Southern California

The Chung Lab welcomes applications from candidate researchers at all levels (bachelors, masters, PhD, senior scientists) who are interested in pursuing research in the following areas:
• Nanomedicine
• Biomaterials
• Gene and Drug Delivery
Applicants should have a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related areas. The position requires a highly motivated researcher with the ability to work collaboratively with other team members and manage interactions with faculty and a broad range of senior and junior research and clinical collaborators. Experience in nanomedicine/biomaterials, cell culture, and animal experience is not necessary but preferred. Candidates with relevant experience should email Professor Eun Ji Chung ( Please include the following information with your email application: Cover letter, CV, references, and research interests.
Visit our website at:
University of Southern California
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
1002 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Post-Doc Position in Novel Technologies for Cell and Tissue Analysis

Espinosa Lab, Northwestern University


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of cell and tissue analysis, from molecular to mechanical, in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. The candidate will interact closely with investigators from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Arts and Sciences in the context of applications ranging from tissue mechanics, mechanistic understanding of disease (e.g., Alzheimer’s, ADL), and immune therapies. The position will involve research at the intersection of engineering and biology.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in engineering or related discipline
  2. Extensive experience with at least two of the following:
    - Hands-on experience with cell culture, multiple molecular biology/biochemistry methods         (plasmid preparation, transfection, CRISPR/Cas9, PCR, western blot, next-gen sequencing, FACS)     and optical/confocal microscopy
    - Working knowledge of bio-tools and their principles
    - Microfabrication processes
    - Microfluidic platforms and plasmonic sensing
  3. A good record of publications
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  5. Eligibility to work in the US (i.e., visa, OPT or green card)

Why this is a great opportunity:

• Opportunity to work at the intersection of engineering and medicine
• Potential to be an inventor of new technologies and commercial products
• Experience a top US research university with first-class facilities
• Be part of one of the most collaborative and entrepreneurial environments in the US
• Many cultural and recreational activities at the university and Chicago area
• Comprehensive benefits

To apply: Interested candidates should email a CV (including list of publications with journal impact factors), cover letter describing research experience and interests, eligibility to work in the US, and the names and email addresses of three references to Professor Horacio D. Espinosa ( Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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