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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION:
NANOCHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMATERIAL SURFACES

For this project we are interested in candidates with experience in the use of atomic force microscopy to study thin polymeric films and patterned surfaces. Candidate should also have had hands-on experience in characterizing thin films with ellipsometry, contact angle, optical microscopy, and spectroscopy. The candidate is expected to interact with other investigators and research associates of this Center and may be called upon to interact with NIST scientists during the period of research work. The ideal candidate is expected to be familiar with chemical modification of tips and force measurements. Having experience in polymer synthesis and combinatorial work is a plus.

The research project addresses the role of structured materials in biocompatability studies. The research tasks will include (a) preparation of gradient and patterned surfaces to manipulate the structure, topography and dynamics of polymers at surfaces, (b) evaluation of the compatability of polymeric surfaces with proteins and/or cells, and (c) development of AFM methodology to measure the extent of biocompatability of surfaces.

Please send a resume and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. D. Raghavan
Dept. of Chemistry
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
202-806-4427
draghavan@howard.edu

There are other NANO projects that may require postdoctoral assistance.

 


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