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Postdoctoral Associate
  • Job Number: 19938
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Chemical Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Chemical Engineering (ChemE), to join the Doyle Lab and work on research on “Microengineered Technologies to Spatially Profile microRNA in Tissue Sections.” Will lead research efforts on a funded NIH R01 grant at MIT. The overarching goal of this project is to design, optimize, and apply a new microfabricated tool for spatially-resolved measurements of miRNA in tissue samples. The work will be performed at MIT and the project involves close collaboration with the group of Dr. Frank Slack (Department of Pathology, and Director of the Institute for RNA Medicine, BIDMC in Boston). 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  experience in one or more of the following areas--bioassays, microfluidic design and fabrication, soft materials design and hydrogels, quantitative imaging, and data processing; strong background in the quantitative sciences or chemical/bio/mechanical engineering; and ability to communicate effectively with experts from a range of disciplines (including clinicians); and ademonstrated record of impactful scientific contributions.   Job #19938

Interviews are underway now, with the position to be filled immediately (pending the graduation/career plans of the successful applicant). 

In addition to applying via the MIT website, applicants are asked to email (with microRNA Postdoc Application in the subject line) a cover letter and CV and the names and contact information for three references to Prof. Patrick Doyle at