Job ID: 199684

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Notre Dame

  • Nov. 16, 2022
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Job description:

The Zorlutuna Lab invites applications for one or two postdoc positions in the area of tissue engineered disease models. Current research in the Zorlutuna Lab explores designing biomimetic environments to understand and control cell behavior and cell-cell and cell-environment interactions using tissue engineering and micro-and nano-technology, with an emphasis on designing systems for co-culturing different cell types in a physiologically relevant manner for engineering complex tissues.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, with significant research background in cell or tissue engineering,
  • Good written, communication, and organizational skills,
  • High creativity, self-motivation, and strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong track record of publication from their PhD or previous postdoctoral appointments in the above-mentioned research fields.


Preferred qualifications:

Preferred candidates will be expected to have extensive experience in;

  • Organoids,
  • Extracellular matrix, Decellularized matrices,
  • Exosomes,
  • Aging,
  • Cell response to biochemical, biophysical and mechanical cues, and
  • Microfabrication techniques, specifically microfluidics.


Experience in animal experimentation, molecular biology techniques and transcriptomics is a plus.


To apply:

Please send a research statement (limit 2 pages) along with your CV, representative publications, and contact information of three references to Prof. Pinar Zorlutuna (

  • The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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Contact Information

  • Pinar Zorlutuna
    Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN

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