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Three postdoc openings at the University of Maryland

The Bioengineering and Surgical Research Group at Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, a national leader in development of circulatory and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support devices is seeking three qualified Postdoctoral Researchers in the fields of Implantable Medical Devices and Bioengineering and/or related disciplines.  Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, creative, and dependable and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Selected candidates will have the great potential to grow to establish independent research programs and become a leader in their repsective fields.  The University of Maryland is an AA/EO Employer.  See individual position descriptions and application instructions below.


Position #1: Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer


The successful candidate will use contemporary computer modelling packages and tools to develop models of blood contacting devices and to simulate blood flows and blood cell interaction with devices.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·        Performing engineering research activities such as: CFD modelling, engineering design, and prototyping,

·        Performing bench-testing of novel blood contact medical devices.

·        Designing and independently performing full-scale scientific experiments. 

·        Presenting results at relevant scientific conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.



To be considered, an applicant is expected to have a PhD in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering or applied mathematics or related fields. We are interested in individuals from the areas of computational fluid dynamics, blood flow dynamics, mathematical modelling, computational/numerical methods, and computer simulation/visualization techniques. Knowledge of CAD software is desirable. The experience with linking fluid dynamics to blood damage (hemolysis, platelet activation and thrombosis) and using Ansys Fluent/CFX for simulation of fluid flow will be plus.


Position #2: Biomedical Engineer


The successful candidate will participate in development of next generation ECMO devices involving both design and experiments.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·        Designing and developing blood contacting medical devices

·        Assisting in development of projects, design and fabrication of experimental apparatus necessary to conduct current research projects.

·        Compiling, analyses, and interprets research data and/or test information and research techniques; and records/reports results.

·        Preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations, journal articles and grant proposals.



To be considered, an applicant should have a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related disciplines with one year of experience in a relevant field of engineering. The ideal candidate's experience includes design and development of implantable medical devices. Hands-on" experience with instruments and devices, and engineering experimental skills would be valuable.


Position #3: Electrical Engineer


The successful candidate will design, develop and optimize electrical-mechanical systems for circulatory assist and ECMO device using engineering modelling, computer aided design, and experimental techniques. We are specifically interested in applicants with experience in sensor instrumentation, sensor design, fabrication, system integration and control, and implantable medical devices. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·        Develop control systems for the artificial pump-lung devices

·        Develop control systems for circulatory assist devices

·        Design, fabricate, and test the artificial pump-lung for respiratory failure and circulatory assist devices for heart failure.



The applicants are expected to have a PhD in electrical, mechanical, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering or related fields. We are interested in individuals from the areas of computer-aided design, mathematical modelling, system control and integration, electronics, software development, and medical devices.




The ideal candidates shall have strong leadership skills and contribute to the growing translational cardiovascular/bioengineering research at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Applicants should send a 1-page cover letter that describes their research experience and goals, cirriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references to Zhongjun Jon Wu, Ph.D. at

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