Post-Doctoral Associate in Bioprinting, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering - Dr. Vijay Sanjairaj's Lab
New York University: NYU - Global: Abu Dhabi: Engineering
United Arab Emirates

Post-Doctoral Associate in Bioprinting, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering - Dr. Vijay Sanjairaj's Lab

New York University: NYU - Global: Abu Dhabi: Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Open Date
Aug 1, 2019



The Vijay lab in the Engineering Division, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate in Bioprinting, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering to work on the development, characterization, and testing of biomaterials (polymers and hydrogels) for bioprinting of tissue constructs.


The successful applicant will drive a fascinating project on the advanced bioprinting strategies for the in vitro culture of cells and tissues. The PI’s previous works has proved the advantages of bioprinting over manual culture methods and the versatility of the process to fabricate a biomimetic architecture (i.e.) to mimic the native human tissue both in terms of structure and function. To get further insights, the candidate will be involved in developing several novel biomaterials including polymers and hydrogels with a broad range of mechanical and electrical properties and biological functionalities. Applications for these printed biomaterials will include bone, cartilage, nerve and skin tissue engineering.


Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Biomaterial (polymers) and bioink (hydrogels) development, preparation and characterization
Material and mechanical characterizations and testing
3D Bioprinting of scaffolds and cell-laden hydrogels
Cell culture studies including viability, live/dead, PCR, immunocytochemistry, immunohistology, stem cell differentiation
Staining, characterization and microscopy of printed constructs
Analysis and interpretation of data, deriving meaningful conclusions
Writing project reports, grant applications, and journal/conference papers
Managing lab related activities (ordering consumables, planning various experiments in the lab, etc.)
Supervising and training students in the related field

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students and will interact with several scientists from other disciplines.


Applicants must have a PhD in biological, chemical, or physical sciences, or biomedical/chemical/materials science engineering or related field with a specific focus on biomaterials, 3D printing / Bioprinting, or Tissue Engineering. Must have significant experience and demonstrated skills and technical expertise with development of biomaterials and bioinks, cell culture, stem cells, and biological assays. Knowledge of bioprinting is desirable but not mandatory.


The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, and educational subsidies for children as well as other benefits. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, transcript of degree, statement of research interests, one or two representative publications, and contact information of three references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj at


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About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.


Entering its tenth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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