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2018-03-062018-05-04

PhD Student Position - Lung Mechanics

American Society of Civil Engineers
Hoboken, NJ

The opening: A Ph.D. student position is available on a lung mechanics project in biomedical engineering.


The problem: In the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary edema reduces pulmonary gas exchange. Mechanical ventilation assists gas exchange but causes ventilation induced lung injury (VILI), which impedes recovery.


Our previous findings: We made the first surface tension determinations in edematous alveoli. We found that VILI is attributable to heterogeneous alveolar flooding, and proportional to surface tension.


The doctoral project: Developing and testing surface tension-lowering treatments for VILI.


Required qualification: Undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline.


Desirable qualifications: Background in cardiovascular or pulmonary mechanics, physiology or biophysics.


The PI: Carrie E. Perlman trained in mechanical engineering at MIT and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary physiology at Columbia University. Her lab is funded by NIH.


The environment: Stevens, in Hoboken, NJ, provides a multidisciplinary research training environment. The beautiful campus is located on the Hudson River, directly opposite and 10 minutes by train from lower Manhattan.


To apply: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at cperlman@stevens.edu to express interest, and attach a CV. Formal applications should be submitted via the following website: https://gradadmissions.stevens.edu/account/register?r=https%3a%2f%2fgradadmissions.stevens.edu%2fapply%2f









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