Stanford University’s Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking researchers at the postdoctoral level to lead a combined experimental and theoretical study of the influence of human disease and physiological stress on red blood cell deformability. The project will include significantly expanding a current microfluidic flow system (Saadat et al., 2020) which can quantify the shear modulus of thousands of red blood cells in a few minutes. Potential applications of this system include quantification of athletic performance and recovery and as a marker for long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2. Experience in microfluidic system control, fabrication, fluorescence microscopy imaging, and/or bioassays is preferred but not required.
Candidates will have attained a doctoral degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, or closely related field by June 1, 2022. The Co-PIs on this project are Professors Juan G. Santiago (Mechanical Engineering) and Eric Shaqfeh (Chemical Engineering). Applicants are invited to mail or email a CV and list of references to: Professor Juan G. Santiago, [email protected], Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-3032.