Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

  • The Hur research lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow starting Fall 2017. The lab focuses on developing innovative microfluidic techniques for basic biology and diagnostic applications. See the group’s website ( for research topics.

    The individual will have completed a PhD in a related field (e.g. engineering and/or life sciences) and preferably experience with microfabrication, mammalian cell culture or molecular biology. Experience with stem cells is also highly desired. An individual with computational fluid dynamics experience will also be considered.

    Suitable candidates must also have excellent communication skills and must be highly motivated individuals. An interested applicant should send his/her curriculum vitae, list of two or three references, and a cover letter describing research skills, interest, goals, experience, and contact information to:

    Soojung Claire Hur, Ph.D.

    Please indicate “Hur lab postdoc position” in the subject/title of your email and attach the application as a single pdf file.

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  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral candidate starting as soon as possible to study the role of collagen mechanochemistry in the growth and remodeling of soft connective tissues. Soft connective tissues exhibit a highly organized collagen structure that can remodel and grow in response to mechanical stimuli. Growth and remodeling can occur as part of physiological processes, such as aging and physical exertion. However, disordered or unchecked growth and remodeling is a defining feature of many diseases and disorders. Understanding how mechanical loading influence growth and remodeling of collagen structures is important for understanding the pathogenesis of diseases and for developing new therapeutic strategies that disrupts the mechanical pathways of pathological growth and remodeling. The focus on collagen mechanochemistry is motivated by new and exciting molecular and fibril-scale experiments that show that mechanical loading can affect the rate of enzymatic degradation of collagen. The objective of the project is to develop constitutive models for the growth and remodeling of collagenous tissues that incorporate fibril-level microstructure, mechanisms of collagen degradation and deposition, and cellular interactions. The project is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and the postdoctoral scholar will interact regularly with experimental collaborators at Northeastern University. Additional duties include communicating research findings in collaborative meetings, reports, journal publications, and conferences. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to develop independent research ideas and write proposals as part of the postdoctoral training.


    The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Experience in biomechanics, constitutive modeling and finite element analysis is desired.


    Prof. T. D. (Vicky) Nguyen
    The Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    To apply, please e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, a representative publication, and the names and addresses of two references to the above contact. Please specifically put in the subject line: “Postdoc application for G&R”. Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Please note that in the event that a lot of applications are received, replies or confirm of receipt are not guaranteed. Thank you.


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