The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow to join the limb and organ preservation and regeneration research laboratory. The primary objective of the research project is to test a translational science medical device based on fluidics and normothermic, oxygenated perfusion of vascularized tissue for preservation and potentially resuscitation of avulsed limbs. The research will be to investigate and test technology that will be configurable to accommodate larger size and unique metabolic requirements of extremities, such as, an entire leg or arm, as well as, hands, feet, and digits. The work will address the specific perfusion requirements i.e., flow, pulsation perfusate oxygenation, perfusion solution formulation, and temperature in order to optimize the prototype technology to accommodate the unique size and metabolic requirements of individual extremities.
The individual is expected to conduct research using animal models of avulsed limbs, test machine’s performance for oxygenated perfusion, write manuscripts and conduct other ex situ animal experiments using oxygenated perfusion technology. Duties will include designing experiments and conducting independent research in vascular tissue regeneration, preparing study results for publication, present at national and international academic conferences, and supervising/training graduate and undergraduate students in proper laboratory research techniques and record-keeping.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical, sciences, engineering or translational science, or a related field, and should have a strong background in translational science research with hands-on experience in vascular tissue regeneration, or ischemia research. A master’s degree in biology, biomedical engineering or public health is a plus. Knowledge on technology commercialization and basic knowledge on FDA pre-market evaluation and 510(k) submission process is a plus. Excellent verbal and writing skills in English are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
Applicants will need to send their curriculum vitae, cover letter with a brief description of relevant experience, and names of at least one reference to Professor Leonid Bunegin (firstname.lastname@example.org). All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.