Open Positions

Biomedical Laboratories Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

The Biomaterials Laboratories of Drs J. Amber Jennings and Joel D. Bumgardner has a post-doc fellow position for research related to the development of biomaterials for implant, drug delivery, antimicrobial materials, and tissue engineering/regenerative medicine with focus in dental/orthopedics, wound healing and skin applications. Position offers many opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation across engineering, science, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and medical disciplines at both The University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in a vibrant friendly city that is a hub for the medical device industry. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who recognize that diversity and inclusion enrich learning, fuel discovery and creativity, launch innovation, and develop the next generation of engineering leaders that will work together to address major health challenges.

Minimum Qualifications     

  • Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science or a closely related field and experience with natural polymers for biomedical applications. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by publication record. 
  • Successful candidate needs to have a working knowledge natural polymers, composites and chemical modifications for biomedical applications.

Preferred Qualifications      

  • Experience in polymer characterization methodologies (e.g. GPC/HPLC, NMR, DSC, XRD, XPS, SEM mechanical testing) is desired
  • Experience in bio-polymers, composites and nanotechnology is advantageous.
  • In vitro cell culture and in vivo rodent bone models, micro-computed tomography, and histological/histomorphometric techniques is an advantage.  

Special Conditions
Position is funded for one year with possible extension for an additional year. 

Commensurate with education and experience. 

Application information
Apply through the WorkforUM (position number: L22803). Applications must include a letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to the position, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and the full names and contact information (the address, phone number, and email address) of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin June 20, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled.

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Patents2Products Post-Doc Position

The University of Memphis is shifting the innovation paradigm with a new program--Patents2Products. The program enables deep science post-doc fellows to become industry pioneers by utilizing patented intellectual property to turn great ideas into successful companies. For more information, contact 901.678.4070 or email p2p@memphis.edu

P2P Fellows will be provided

  • State position with the University of Memphis
  • Access to researchers, labs, potential investors
  • Licensing rights to intellectual property
  • Salary and benefits
  • Funds for initial startup costs
  • Office space

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Existing Patents

U.S. PATENT 11,311,506
Controlling biofilms with cyclopropanated fatty acids
Compositions and methods for using cyclopropanated structural analogs of fatty acid biofilm dispersal agents characterized by superior biofilm dispersion.

Ultrasonic dispersion of cohesive powders
Systems and methods for preparing and dispersing dry powders including a powder feeder, a rotating holder configured to receive an input powder, and ultrasonic transducers.

U.S. PATENT 11,229,721
Bone-regeneration guiding biomaterials
Electrospun chitosan nanofibers reversibly acylated to enhance structural integrity and promote healing and the formation of tissues.

U.S. PATENT 10,671,747
Multi-user permission strategy to access sensitive information
Greater security and control over access to classified files, documents, and other forms of sensitive information based upon a multi-user, multi-modality permission strategy.

U.S. PATENT 11,202,850
Biomaterials for anti-inflammatory wound healing
Compositions and methods for inhibiting inflammatory in connection with an acellular template such as an electrospun fiber mesh template.

U.S. PATENT 11,047,747
Light Weight Flexible Temperature Sensor Kit
A thin sensor film indicating temperature and an associated sensor readout that detects the return fluorescence for analysis to determine temperature.

Liquid biopsy for cancer diagnostics
Features compositions and methods related to the detection and profiling of extracellular vesicles using either Raman Extracellular Vesicle Assay or fluorescent probes.

Auditory Rehabilitation for Interaural Asymmetry (ARIA)
Portable, software-driven system for diagnosis/treatment of amblyaudia, a common deficit that has a negative impact on communication, listening, learning, and academic performance.

U.S. PATENT 9,733,351
Wireless compact radar
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) sensor nodes have been integrated with wireless technology, aiming at surveillance and tracking of moving targets.

U.S. PATENT 9,962,468
Directed cell growth using Aerogel materials
A cell growth apparatus, particularly neuronal printed circuit board apparatus comprising an aerogel base and a pre-printed cellular growth pattern.

U.S. PATENT 10,405,746
Biomedical sensor technologies
Three different biomedical sensor technologies in a fully reconfigurable sensor network configured to detect electrical signals indicating activity of a brain of a subject.

U.S. PATENT 9,952,209
Method for detection of circulating tumor cells
Detecting the presence of the Raman reporter coated iron oxide-gold core-shell nanoparticle bound to the circulating tumor cell by surfaceenhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Additional Technologies

CRISPR-based Synthetic Gene Regulatory Networks
Novel approaches with GRNs for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Chitosan-based paste for anti-biofilm applications
Compositions for injectable, biodegradable local drug delivery device with biofilm prevention and eradication advantages.

Externally stimulated drug delivery particles
Microbeads delivering therapeutic agents can be triggered non-invasively by repeated external magnetic or electric stimuli.

For information on other technologies including those listed above, please see our list of Available Patented Technologies via the link .