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Ph.D. Assistantship – Bioengineering

A Ph.D. assistantship position is available under the advisement of Drs. Wei Xu and Jian Sheng in the direction of Bioengineering focusing on interdisciplinary studies of complex interactions between cell/organism and their various environmental factors including mechanical and chemical cues. The successful applicant will be working on the development of Microfluidic and MEMS devices and biological models to facilitate novel non-intrusive cancer diagnosis.

 The candidate will also be involved in the study of environmental microbial biofilms.  Both projects require knowledge in molecular and cell biology as well as in fundamental engineering.  The biological models involved in the projects include zebrafish, human cells, and microbial organisms. The candidate will also accept the training in nano-material development and manufacturing.  The Student will obtain a Ph.D. degree through the TAMU-CC’s Coastal and Marine System Science program. The expected starting date is 1/14/2019.

Contract Type: Full time

Deadline for applications – Applications will be considered until a candidate is selected

Location: Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX


PhD Studentships at Northeastern University


We are looking for PhD students and postdocs who enjoy working on fundamental and quantitative problems in biology, surrounded by an interdisciplinary group of people including biologists, physicists, and engineers. Click on the following links for information on the laboratory research focus, recent publications and NIH Director's Award



Contract Type: 20 hours contract, $31,000 p.a.


Deadline for applications: January 2019


Location: Boston, USA

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Funded PhD Project at University of St Andrews

Cyclic dipeptides mediate host-pathogen interactions and inter-species relationships, and are produced by microorganisms from our microbiota. We will determine which cyclic dipeptides are produced by two different bacteria, which are part of our microbiome and are associated with periodontal disease, a condition affecting almost half of adults in the UK.

Contract Type: Full time


Deadline for applications: December 02, 2018


Location:University of St Andrews