OTTO H. YORK DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL Computer Assisted Tissue Engineering and Blood System Biology Laboratory
Ph.D. Position in Automated Cell Culturing in Microfluidic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
About the position: The Computer Assisted Tissue Engineering and Blood System Biology Laboratory is seeking applicants for 2 Ph.D. student positions in Chemical or Bio Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The student will receive full financial support including stipend and coverage for the tuition and medical insurance. The candidate will be working in the group of Prof. Roman Voronov on creating a technology to manipulate cell growth in artificial environments using a combination of electronics coupled with microfluidics. Therefore, the following skills/backgrounds will be highly desirable: bio/tissue engineering, microfluidics, microfabrication/soft lithography, 3d bio/printing, laser cutting, and microscopy, electronics/hardware engineering and commercialization.
How to apply: Initial applications should include the following: (1) Short cover letter (2) Curriculum vitae (3) Contact information for three references (4) Unofficial academic transcript (5) Publications (if any). Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Roman Voronov at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘PhD Application’ in the subject. Please send it as a single PDF file. Application review will begin immediately. At the next stage, GRE (quantitative score of >158 is required) and English proficiency (minimum TOEFL score of 79, IELTS of 6.5, or Duolingo 105) exams are required. Invited candidates will be required to complete a formal NJIT application as described at the NJIT admissions website: https://www.njit.edu/admissions/phd-programs
About the PI: Prof. Voronov has been at NJIT since 2013. Since joining, he has graduated four international PhD students and one MS. All of them have gone on to successful positions in the USA. Dr. Voronov and his group have been developing computational and experimental methods to solve a wide spectrum of bio-engineering problems related to regenerative medicine (i.e., tissue engineering) and blood clot formation (relevant to stroke, heart attack and hemophilia medicine). Dr. Voronov’s research has been published in more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, featured on 3 journal covers and in one podcast. Additionally, he has been involved in technology patenting and commercialization. He is also the advisor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers NJIT’s student chapter, for which he has been received the 2021 NJIT Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award. Dr. Voronov is also the supercomputing liaison for the NJIT campus and serves on the undergraduate curriculum development committee for his department. Prior to joining NJIT he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas (Austin) and University of Oklahoma. He is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), American Heart Association (AHA) and the Pfeiffer Foundation grants. More information about his lab can be found here: http://cell.engineering/
About NJIT: NJIT is one of the US leading public research universities, with a “very high research activity" R1 rating in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and 130 years of history. It is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, NJ, just 20 minutes from New York City’s Manhattan, NY by train. Many other major US cities, such as Philadelphia, Boston and Washington DC are just a few hours away by train or bus.