Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Center for Multiscale & Translational Mechanobiology offers yearly full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions open to individuals who have received a doctoral degree or equivalent.  Candidates are expected to have a proven publication record and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The CMTM postdoctoral fellows work on a collaborative project involving at least two faculty members of the Center, preferably across departments, colleges, and/or campuses.  Our faculty and other researchers study mechanobiology and its potential for clinical translation in such areas as:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Precision medicine
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Cancer
  • Global health
  • Drug delivery

The CMTM has unique strengths in modeling and biotechnology, giving fellows the opportunity to further their expertise in mechanobiology across length scales spanning single molecules to whole organisms.  Fellows are mentored in developing their own research programs and funding applications.  The term of the CMTM fellowship is one year; renewal for second year is possible upon review of the fellow’s activities.

Before applying, candidates must review our affiliated labs and identify and reach out to one (or more) of our Center faculty with whom they are interested as having as an advisor for their fellowship.  Candidates will not be considered without nomination from one of our faculty.

Our AY 2021-2022 CMTM Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Marina Uroz.  Dr. Uroz comes to us from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in Spain, and will be leading a collaborative research project with CMTM PIs Chris Chen and Hadi T. Nia studying cancer cell migration along the brain vasculature from a mechanical point of view.  For more information about Dr. Uroz and her research, visit our 2021-2022 CMTM Postdoctoral Fellow announcement.

If you are interested in applying for the next academic year’s postdoctoral fellowship with our Center or have questions about the program, please email us at  Future fellowship opportunities will be announced here on our website when they become available, and will be posted on Academic Jobs Online.

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