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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Dartmouth

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One postdoctoral fellow position in solid mechanics/biomechanics at Dartmouth is immediately available in the Chen group at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth ( The subjects of research include, but arre not limited to, cancer cell migration, mechanics of morphogenesis in embryos or plants, and/or bioinspired robots.

Candidates with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physics (or any related field) with strong publication records are encouraged to submit a full CV, a cover letter stating research experience and interests, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Zi Chen at Expertise and knowledge in developmental biology, cancer biology, and/or biomechanics would be a plus. Postdoctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply for prestigious fellowships such as Society of Fellows at Dartmouth and Neukom Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Our lab also welcomes applicants who are interested in pursue PhD at Dartmouth. Students are encouraged to explore fellowship opportunities such as PhD Innovation fellowship at Dartmouth, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Dartmouth-CSC fellowship, etc. Our group strives to provide a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment with exciting research topics and excellent colleagues where the candidates can be trained to become outstanding independent researchers, with sufficient freedom to explore their own ideas while working on well-designed projects. More details about our research can be found at The position remains open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability.

Dartmouth College (or Dartmouth) is a private ivy league research university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, about two hours' drive from Boston. Dartmouth College was ranked the 11th Best National University by USNEWS. Dartmouth has one of the oldest professional schools of engineering in the country and features a single unified department of engineering sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary innovation in research and excellence in teaching. Dartmouth is well known for graduating many students who take the leading positions in the public service, research and industrial practice around the world. CNN and Money magazine rated Hanover the sixth best place to live in America in 2011, and the second best in 2007. Among college towns, Hanover was ranked the first ( Dartmouth is also well known for the outdoor activities; the Outing Club - the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country - is the most popular student organization at Dartmouth, offering outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals and courses.

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