Degree: B.S, M.S., Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open until filled
The student will develop next generation biomaterials; including hydrogels, microparticles and nanoparticles for multiple therapeutic applications, through a highly multidisciplinary approach. These biomaterials and their therapeutic formulations will be characterized using dynamic light scattering (DLS), chromatography, FTIR, transmission electron microscopy and other characterization techniques. Additionally, the student will also evaluate the therapeutic effects of these formulations in vitro using cell culture assays. In addition to the rich research environment among top institutions in Boston such as Harvard and MIT, the student will gain exposure to other translational projects in the lab – ranging from medical adhesives to bioreactors and engineered cells, which the student will likely employ in his/her research. The intern is expected to be enthusiastic, sincere and most importantly — a team player. The student will have opportunity to master his/her skills in research planning, scientific presentation and writing, and appreciate unique challenges in academia versus industry.
Biomaterials and Drug Delivery
Self-funded students are preferred. Enthusiasm and willingness to accept challenges to perform high impact research. Its preferred but not necessary that the student should have some knowledge of drug delivery or formulations and/or taken courses on Biomaterials, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Bio nanotechnology etc. Experience in academic or industrial research, or team-based projects will be an extra asset.
Jeffrey Karp and Nitin Joshi Lab @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Lab sites: http://www.karplab.net/
Please email CV and cover letter to Jingjing Gao