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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
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Date Posted August 08, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled



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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

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Prince William, VA

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Commensurate with education and experience.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine:
Department of Bioengineering

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellowship for a Ph.D. graduate in Laboratory of Biomaterials and Nanomedicine at the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Research at George Mason University. The laboratory is investigating innate immune responses to biomaterials in healthy and unhealthy patient cohorts in order to develop novel biomarker diagnostics in the areas of orthopedic trauma and cancer.

IABR is located on the Science and Technology campus of George Mason University in Manassas Virginia (https://scitechcampus.gmu.edu/) and is part of the greater Washington DC area. The laboratory collaborates with the Fairfax INOVA hospital and surrounding research facilities. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel bioassays of diagnostic biomarkers, and will be responsible for:

  • Interacting with clinical coordinators and preparing clinical test samples;

  • Performing blood coagulation assays using a Thromboelastograph;

  • Using cutting-edge proteomics, genomics, and lipidomics to analyze immune biomarkers in human clinical test samples, as well as biostatistical data analysis and interpretation; and

  • Drafting and publishing manuscripts, presenting data at meeting, grant writing.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates who have earned a doctorate in Molecular Cell Biology, Systems Biology, Immunology, Biomedical engineering, or a closely related field are encouraged to apply for this position; and
Applicants must have an earned a doctorate by the start date of the position.


Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with relevant experience and expertise in areas related to the research activities described above; 
Applicants who have already obtained a doctorate at the time of application; and
Individuals with a U.S. driver’s license.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ for position number F302AZ; and upload a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page description of relevant research experience (to be attached as ‘Other Doc’), and a list of three professional references with contact information. Questions regarding the position should be directed by e-mail to Professor Caroline Hoemann, Department of Bioengineering, choemann@gmu.edu.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:

May 3, 2019

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Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason! 

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. 

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! 

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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