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Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
Case Western Reserve University

Date Posted Jun. 5, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
University Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, United States
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Case Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Laboratory (CASE-BML) is looking for highly motivated, creative and self-initiative individuals to join us as postdoctoral research associates. We are researchers with backgrounds in engineering, science and medicine, working in a diverse, high energy environment. Our laboratory specializes in applying red blood cell mechanics, biofluid mechanics, microfluidics, and electrophoresis to applications in microcirculatory health/dysfunction, hemoglobin disorders, and disease diagnosis/monitoring.

Our translational research projects have won a number of prestigious awards and recognitions, such as: Patents for Humanity Honorable Mention by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award 1st Place, Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Award, 1st Prize for Primary Healthcare Innovation by Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology.

Our research has successfully translated into a number of microengineered biomedical products through companies, such as:;;;

We are looking for postdoctoral research associates for projects that involve microfabrication, microfluidics, and electrochemistry to develop clinical microfluidic assays for emerging targeted therapies, gene therapies, microcirculatory diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases. The research involves the design, development, prototyping, analytical/clinical validation, and field testing of new clinical microfluidic and point-of-care technologies. Clinical validation studies will take place at leading medical centers in the US, and overseas, including locations in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.

For more information about the lab, ongoing projects, and publications, please visit:

Most up to date information on publications:

1. A PhD degree in a related field.
2. Hands on experience working in a laboratory setting.
3. Good organization skills while working under minimal supervision.
4. Self-motivation with a strong drive to succeed and a desire to learn new technologies.
5. Strong analytical and creative problem solving abilities.
6. Dependable, highly motivated and self-initiative personality.
7. Interest and dedication to be involved in high-impact journal articles.
8. Interest in experimental protocols involving biological methods.
9. Interest in translational research and working in a multi-disciplinary project team.
10. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in biology/biotechnology, microtechnologies, and biomedical research.

Successful candidates can expect
1. A semi-autonomous laboratory setting where creativity and self-initiation is a requirement.
2. Hands-on immersion in an academic research environment.
3. Extensive experience in product development and clinical testing of new point-of-care technologies.
Interested candidates: please email CV, relevant published work, and a list of references to Umut Gurkan PhD, Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor (

  • In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Contact Information

  • Umut Gurkan
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • (216) 368-6447


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