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NCATS is looking for innovative partners to join its dynamic team. Learn more about current job opportunities at NCATS or across NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIH and HHS are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tissue Bioprinting, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation

NCATS seeks applications from qualified candidates with interest in tissue engineering and bioprinting to join the Center’s newly established Tissue Bioprinting program under the mentorship of Dr. Marc Ferrer. The mission of the program is to tackle the key challenges of tissue bioprinting technologies for drug discovery and regenerative medicine applications. Candidates with a strong background in tissue engineering, biopolymers, microscopy and cellular biology are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidates will join a multidisciplinary team of innovative scientists with expertise in assay development, high-throughput and high-content screening, compound management, automation engineering, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, and various “-omics” technologies. They will work in a highly creative environment, focusing on important aspects of tissue engineering and using cutting-edge technologies such as 3-D bioprinting, cellular microscopy, stem cells and primary cell cultures. They will keep accurate and complete records of all scientific experiments according to established procedures and ensure that these records and raw data are properly retained. They also will draft technical reports, write manuscripts and patent applications, and present their work to the scientific community. The selected candidates will establish new methods for bioprinting, characterizing and physiologically validating microtissues and testing the effects of drugs on relevant disease phenotypes in the microtissues created.

Each applicant must possess a Ph.D. or be completing a Ph.D. program in bioengineering, pharmacology, cell biology or another relevant discipline. Ideally, candidates will be team players with high scientific standards and be able to work in an interactive, fast-paced environment. They must be self-motivated to learn new technologies and disease physiology and be familiar with the methods and concepts of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-driven and passionate about new discoveries in tissue engineering and bioprinting technologies and their application to curing diseases.>

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a bibliography, and the contact information of at least three references to ncatsbioprinting@mail.nih.gov. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. View the full vacancy announcement.


Stem Cell Scientist and Postdoctoral Positions, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation

NCATS seeks applications from qualified candidates with expertise in the biology of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to join the Center’s newly established stem cell program. Candidates with a strong background in cell, molecular and systems biology also are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidates will join a multidisciplinary team of innovative scientists with expertise in assay development, high-throughput and -content screening, compound management, automation engineering, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, and various “-omics” technologies. They will work in a highly creative environment, focusing on important aspects of human pluripotency and cellular differentiation using cutting-edge technologies (e.g., single-cell analysis, deep sequencing, automated cell culture, high-throughput electrophysiology). The selected candidates also will establish new standards, quality controls, improved differentiation protocols and other resources for the iPSC field. They will be responsible for conducting research and advancing specific programs in coordination with the stem cell team leader.

The ideal candidates will be expected to work independently as well-trained problem-solvers in pluripotent stem cell biology and iPSC technology. They will keep accurate and complete records of all scientific experiments according to established procedures and ensure that these records and raw data are properly retained. They also will draft technical reports, manuscripts and patent applications and present work internally and externally to consultants and collaborators as needed.

Each applicant must possess an advanced degree (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) in a relevant field. Exceptional candidates with master’s degrees and strong background in stem cell biology will be considered. Candidates with experience in drug discovery, cell and tissue engineering, cell signaling, or quantitative biology are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates should be team players with high scientific standards and have the ability to work in an interactive, fast-paced environment. They must be self-motivated to learn new technologies and be familiar with the methods and concepts of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography and the contact information of at least three references to NCATSstemcellhiring@mail.nih.gov.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.