Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jun 12, 2018
Mar 06, 2019
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tissue Engineering 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 PhD graduate in immunology or molecular cell biology with experience in gene expression, proteomics, biomaterials, histology, and animal models. The Biomaterials and Nanomedicine laboratory at the IABR is investigating blood and innate immune responses to biomaterials at the cellular and molecular level, and uses cell culture and animal models to translate biomaterial implants to clinical use in the area of bone fracture repair and restoration of articular joint function.

The IABR is located on the Science and Technology campus of George Mason University in Manassas Virginia ( 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team developing novel immunological bioassays and will be responsible for:

  • Analysis of immune and osteogenesis biomarkers in human clinical samples and in vitro cell and tissue cultures, using cutting-edge proteomics and lipidomics.
  • Conception and testing immune-modulating biomaterials using in vitro and in vivo models, collaborating with clinicians, chemists, systems biologists and engineers to design, fabricate and characterize biomaterial implants and response patterns.
  • Designing experiments, conducting GLP research, drafting manuscripts, revisions and publication.

    Required Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctorate in immunology, molecular cell biology, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field to apply for this position.

    Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience and expertise in areas related to the research activities described above.

    About Mason: Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of approximately 36,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education, and was ranked number one in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report “Up-and-Coming” list of national universities. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories.

The D.C. metro area is home to a number of biotechnology companies and biomedical research institutions, such as the NIH and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The northern Virginia business community includes a large number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to its 677-acre main campus in Fairfax, Mason has campuses in Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as an international campus in Songdo, Korea. Reflective of the universitys strong commitment to biomedical research and biotechnology is the recent launch of the $40 million, 75,000-square-foot Institute for Biomedical Innovation and a strategic partnership focused on personalized health with INOVA, the largest healthcare system in northern Virginia.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at 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,

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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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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