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Clemson C3B, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina 29634  College of Engineering & Science  C3B Advisory Board
Positions Open

Research Assistant Professor
The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department and the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science has a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, entrepreneurially-oriented, self-starter to join the pre-tenure-track ranks of our growing faculty as a Research Assistant Professor. Candidates with research and service interests in the following areas are sought: 1) Bioengineering -- tissue engineering, bioseparations, bio-MEMS, biosensors and DNA Microarrays. 2) Unit Operations-on-a-chip -- including microfluidics, microbioreactors and biochips. 3) Biomimetic smart materials -- including biology-inspired supramolecular assemblies, mesoscopic materials, and functional liposomes. Candidates are sought who will contribute to Clemson's C3B in the area of cancer genomics and diagnostic biochips. Suitable candidates should hold the Ph.D. or equivalent, should be prepared to build an independently funded research program as well as contribute service to the emerging biotechnology industry of the region. Individuals with strong interdisciplinary training, but with at least one degree in chemical engineering, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send CV, publication list, a statement of teaching and research philosophy and interest, a list of at least 3 names of individuals to be contacted as references, and a statement of citizenship or visa status to:  Prof. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634. Clemson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate(s)
i) DNA Biochip Engineer. A full-time postdoctoral associate is sought to join our DNA Microarray and Biochips Laboratory within the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensiors, and Biochips. The Biochips Laboratory of the C3B conducts reseach on new DNA diagnostic device formats, gene expression for brain tumor classification, and studies via gene expression analysis, the action of chemotherapeutic drugs on cells/tissues. The candidate should hold the Ph.D. degree with experience in such techniques as RT-PCR, DNA sequencing, in-situ hybridization, northern blots, southern blots, western blots, DNA probes, DNA microarrays, (oligo or cDNA ), gene expression analysis software such as R or Gene Spring, etc. Suitable degrees may be in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and/or Molecular Engineering (Biochemical Engineering). Back to Top

(ii) Bioelectrochemistry and modeling of metalloproteins (Fe and Cu) and oxidoreductases at SWNT electrodes. Electrochemical and electrical impedance spectroscopy and modeling of oligoDNA, oligoDNA-memetics and oligoDNA conjugates at microfabricated microbore electrodes and microfabricated interdigitated array electrodes. Construction of protein and DNA biochips based on the foregoing. Strong fundamentals in bioelectrochemistry; electrochemical and electrical impedance spectroscopy and modeling of both; bioimmobilization protocols, electroactive polymers, some experience with AFM and surface analytical techniques. The selected individual will be trained in microarraying techniques, combinatorial polymer materials synthesis and microlithography. Back to Top

(iii) Biocompatibility and in vivo biosensors. Molecular design and engineering of polymeric hydrogel materials for biocompatibility, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of engineered biomaterials, and application of these materials to the development of implantable biosensors. Strong background in biomaterials and biocompatibility, protein-surface and cell-surface interactions and analytical techniques in support of such research. Experience with small animal surgical implant procedures. The selected individual will join a well-funded group that includes bioengineers, clinicians, physiologists and biochemists in the study of molecularly engineered materials for biocompatibility and implantable biosensors for the monitoring of metabolites. Back to Top

Excellent written and oral communication skills are mandatory. Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary. The ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, to respond to exacting reporting and documentation requirements, and to interface with colleagues and collaborators is required.  Candidates should send CV, publication list, a statement of teaching and research philosophy and interest, a list of at least 3 names of individuals to be contacted as references, and a statement of citizenship or visa status to: Prof. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634. Clemson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Research Fellowships
The Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips (C3B) has annual openings for two graduate research fellows. C3B Graduate Research Fellows receive support for full tuition at the in-state rate and a graduate fellowship stipend. Qualified applicants must have completed one full year of graduate course work in Engineering while maintaining a GPA of > 3.5. The selected fellow, for whom English is a second language, must have achieved a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL. C3B Graduate Research Fellows pursue a curriculum in Engineering with a focus on areas of Biomolecular Engineering. Graduate admission materials.

Graduate Research Assistantships
The Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips (C3B) has openings for Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs). Graduate Research Assistants are supported by funded research grants with defined project goals and specific, targeted engineering deliverables.  Qualified applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate Program of the College of Engineering and Science. The selected Graduate Research Assistant, for whom English is a second language, must have achieved a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL. GRAs may pursue a curriculum in Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Graduate admission materials.

Graduate Courses:
In addition to core courses prescribed by the student's chosen track in Engineering or Biomedical Engineering, the graduate course work schedule for all students in the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips includes:

Biosensors and Bioelectronic Devices
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Biomedical Signal Processing

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