Boston University, Center for Multiscale & Translational Mechanobiology

Position ID:Boston University-Center for Multiscale & Translational Mechanobiology-PRF [#17358]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2422, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Mechanobiology, Cell and Molecular Bioengineering, computational medicine/surgery, cancer biomechanics, systems biomechanic, or developmental biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Orthopedics engineering, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Appl Deadline:2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/27, finished 2021/05/02, listed until 2021/04/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Center for Multiscale & Translational Mechanobiology (CMTM), based in the College of Engineering at Boston University, currently has one full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position open with a start date of summer 2021.  Postdoctoral fellow positions are open to individuals who have received a doctoral degree or equivalent.  Candidates are expected to have a proven publication record and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


The CMTM postdoctoral fellow will work on a collaborative project involving at least two faculty members of the Center, preferably across departments, colleges, and/or campuses.  Our faculty and other researchers study mechanobiology and its potential for clinical translation in such areas as:

·       Regenerative medicine

·       Biomaterials

·       Connective tissue diseases

·       Precision medicine

·       Musculoskeletal pain

·       Cancer

·       Global health

·       Drug delivery


The CMTM has unique strengths in modeling and biotechnology, giving fellows the opportunity to further their expertise in mechanobiology across length scales spanning single molecules to whole organisms.  Fellows will be mentored in developing their own research programs and funding applications.  The term of the CMTM fellowship is one year; renewal for second year is possible upon review of the fellow’s activities.


Before applying, please identify and reach out to one (or more) of our Center faculty who you are interested as having as an advisor for your fellowship:  Candidates will not be considered without nomination from one of our faculty.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter that includes three references to Academic Jobs Online.  Applications are welcome now and will be reviewed upon receipt, but must be submitted by January 31, 2021 for full consideration.  Please direct email inquiries to or to faculty with whom you are interested in working.


Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice and a commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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Further Info:
Boston University
College of Engineering
Center for Multiscale & Translational Mechanobiology
110 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215

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