Multiple Postdoc/PhD Student openings in the Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering at Michigan State University
Position Overview: MSUBME – Michigan State University is a leader in interdisciplinary biomedical research, and the resources of the BME Department are enhanced by collaborations throughout the College of Engineering and with many other MSU Colleges, including Human Medicine; Osteopathic Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Nursing; Natural Science; and Communications Arts and Sciences. The BME Department is housed in MSU’s new Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to basic and applied research at the interface of life sciences, engineering, information science, and other physical and mathematical sciences. MSU IQ – the Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering – is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We’ve recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions. The imaging core of the MSU IQ is equipped with state-of-the-art electron, photon, acoustic, X-ray, and magnetic imaging devices.
The Li Research Group (http://www.ligroup.pro/) at MSUBME and IQ aims to engineer biomaterials and medical devices with the intelligence to link the synthetic world with the biological world. The group adapts bioinspired materials design and advanced microfabrication to build miniaturized electronic and robotic devices with desired mechanical, electrical, and/or chemical functions to study biology, to diagnose and treat impaired conditions, to augment human capacities, and connect human with the IoT. The group enjoys exploring the spaces between traditionally different fields to create high-performance bioengineering tools. The broad themes of research are: soft neuroelectronics to interrogate the central and peripheral nervous system, wearable sensors for health monitoring and disease diagnostics, miniaturized robots for medicine delivery, and soft robotics for human-robot coexistence.
Highly motivated individuals in any biomedical related science and engineering fields are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested people with research experience in: cell and tissue biology, neuroscience and neuroengineering, wireless electronics and integrated electronics, drug delivery, microbiology, nanofabrication, polymer science, biochemistry, or electrochemistry.
Research Key Words:
(1) Biological engineering: Cell and Tissue Biology, Neurosurgery and Neuroengineering, Biomechanics, Physiology, Bioelectricity, Microbiology, Drug Delivery;
(2) Electronics: Integrated circuits, Wireless electronics, Biosensors, Soft Electronics, Wearable Devices, Implants, Electrochemistry, Nanoelectronics, Printed Electronics, Flexible and Stretchable electronics;
(3) Robotics: Soft Robotics, Micro/Nano Robotics, MEMS, Microfluidics, Haptics, Control and Machine Learning, Nanofabrication, 3D Printing.
(4) Materials: Polymer, Hydrogel, Soft Matter, Nanomaterials, Smart Materials, Catalyst, Antibody, Aptamer.
(5) Personalized Medicine, Point-of-care, Internet-of-Things, Machine Learning.
Alease submit a cover letter with one-page research summary statement explaining the motivation and project interests, curriculum vitae, and proved the names of three professional references. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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