Company:  Confidential

Job Title: PhD student position-Lung surface tension project-Biomedical Engineering

Job Number: 76078

Location: Hoboken, NJ, US

Job Description

LAB: An opening is available for a Ph.D. student to join our lung mechanics lab.

PROBLEM: In the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including that caused by Covid-19, edema reduces pulmonary gas exchange. Mechanical ventilation assists gas exchange but causes ventilation induced lung injury (VILI) and impedes recovery.  Mortality exceeds 33%.  The VILI is proportional to surface tension in the lungs

PROJECT: We are testing a new surface tension-lowering therapeutic.  The project will focus on in vitro characterization of the therapeutic to determine mechanism of action.

-Undergraduate engineering degree
-Master’s degree (preferred)
-Strong written and oral communications skills
-Experience with Matlab, image analysis and/or programming microcontrollers

PI: Carrie E. Perlman, Ph.D., trained in mechanical engineering at MIT and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary physiology at Columbia University. She is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Stevens, where she runs the BME Ph.D. program, and an active member of the American Thoracic Society.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email], and attach:
-Brief description of research interest
-GRE scores, if available
Applicants for fall, 2024, should contact Dr. Perlman as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 2024-09-01


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