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Ph.D. Student/Postdoc Position - Surface Tension Effects on Lung Mechanics
Stevens Institute of Technology


Date Posted Jul. 10, 2019
Title Ph.D. Student/Postdoc Position - Surface Tension Effects on Lung Mechanics
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Summer or fall, 2019
 
 
  • Graduate Student
    Post-Doc
  • Engineering Physics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
 
 

THE OPENING: A NIH-funded Ph.D. student or postdoctoral fellow position is available on a pulmonary mechanics project in Biomedical Engineering.

THE PROBLEM: In the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), edema reduces pulmonary gas exchange. Mechanical ventilation assists gas exchange but causes ventilation induced lung injury (VILI) and impedes recovery.

OUR APPROACH AND FINDINGS: In isolated lungs, we made the first surface tension determinations in edematous alveoli. We find that VILI is attributable to heterogeneous lung mechanics, and proportional to surface tension. We have discovered a new property for two existing compounds – the ability to lower surface tension in the lungs.

THE PROJECT: Investigating the mechanism of action of the surface tension-lowering compounds and testing the compounds as treatments for VILI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have training in cardiovascular or pulmonary physiology and also, preferably, background in engineering mechanics or biophysics. Ph.D. applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in engineering or in a closely related discipline such as physics. Experience with confocal microscopy or LabView programming is helpful.

THE PI: Carrie E. Perlman trained in mechanical engineering at MIT and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary physiology at Columbia University.

THE ENVIRONMENT: Stevens, in Hoboken, NJ, provides a multidisciplinary research training environment. The beautiful campus is located on the Hudson River, directly opposite and 10 minutes by train from lower Manhattan.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at cperlman@stevens.edu, and attach a CV.


  • Stevens Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Carrie E. Perlman
    Biomedical Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Castle Point On Hudson
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
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  • cperlman@stevens.edu

 

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