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Principal Investigator


Prof. Zhen Gu, Ph.D. (CV)                             

Postdoctoral Fellows
positions are available
Graduate Students
positions are available
                                         We have openings!
Prof. Zhen Gu's lab in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have multiple available positions in the program of pharmacoengineering, which is collaboratively formed by the top ranked Pharmacy School at UNC-CH and Engineering College at NC State. Pharmacoengineering describes the science behind the development of materials and technologies to improve the delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents and encompasses the fields of materials, nanotechnology, molecular pharmaceutics, tissue engineering and biomedical imaging. The Gu lab will provide substantial benefits to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by creating an energizing and collegial environment and by offering systematic training in both pharmaceutical science and engineering.
                                                                          Postdoctoral Fellows
Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in Prof. Gu's lab. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record with strong expertise and experimental background in at least one and preferably multiple areas including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, polymer chemistry, nano/micro fabrication, bioanalytical chemistry, stem cell biology, tissue engineering and nano-bio interface. One of the positions will focus on the design and fabrication of biomaterials or devices for delivery of biomacromolecules/drugs, and the other will focus on the design and applications of bioactive scaffolds for regenerative medicine.
The qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biological Science or a closely related discipline. The ideal applicant must be highly motivated, open-minded, creative, energetic and have an interest in translating novel technologies into clinical investigation. Those interested should contact Prof. Gu (, please reference "postdoc application" in the subject line) with a single PDF file containing a cover letter briefly describing research interests and accomplishments, a CV with a complete list of publications and copies up to three relevant papers, and names of at least three references.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.
                                                   PhD Graduate Students
Two Ph.D. graduate student positions are available in Prof. Gu's lab. Applicants are expected to conduct research projects in the area of drug delivery and tissue engineering. The competitive candidates must be highly motivated, creative, open-minded and have excellent academic achievements in a major field of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine or a closely related discipline.
Students must be officially admitted to the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-CH/NC State. (Please read the admission guidelines here:
Application Deadline: December 13, 2012.
Interested students should contact Prof. Gu (, please reference "PhD application" in the subject line).