A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Georgia to develop cutting edge microscopy techniques to interrogate the health, proliferation, and differentiation of cells during biomanufacturing processes and tissue regeneration. This position in the Mortensen lab will be highly interdisciplinary, from optical design and instrumentation to electronics to programming and image analysis to cell culture.

The project will primarily use label-free multiphoton imaging strategies (e.g. second harmonic generation, third harmonic generation, and autofluorescence microscopy) to investigate 3D culture strategies for bone and immune regenerative mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), with opportunities to explore cancer, muscle and neural applications. While this position will be interdisciplinary, interest in pursuing avenues to increase imaging fidelity in challenging optical environments during biomanufacturing and in vivo is desirable (e.g. adaptive optics). The position will interface with a range of biological and engineering techniques while seeking to understand mechanistic underpinnings of imaging outcomes. Established skills or interests in imaging processing and data analysis will be beneficial. The position will have extensive opportunities for collaboration with leading researchers in the biology, chemistry, and engineering fields.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and contact for 3 references to Luke Mortensen (luke.mortensen@uga.edu).