Interdisciplinary Biotechnology/Engineering
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/11/2019

Opportunity Description

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Biotechnology Branch has an open postdoctoral opportunity at the intersection of engineering and life sciences. This opportunity will involve the development of advanced high-throughput microfluidic systems and label free sensing technologies, combined with synthetic biology, for accelerated discovery and study of a variety of microbial, and synthetically engineered biomaterials. Projects will address a broad range of advances in materials discovery and engineering for national security and defense applications. This opportunity presents a unique opportunity to spend significant time at the NanoBio Systems Lab at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in collaborations with the U.S Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD and travel between the two locations as needed (with full support). The candidate should have completed their PhD prior to the fellowship appointment. The ideal participant will have experience in microfluidic devices including droplet microfluidic systems, working in a cleanroom, device/material fabrication, basic biological methods of cell culture and analysis. The selected canididate must hold U.S. Citizenship.

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Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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