Job ID: 152369

Pulmonary physiology - postdoc or research staff position

Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Jan. 4, 2021
  • Pulmonary physiology - postdoc or research staff position
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
    Hoboken, NJ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biomedical Sciences

THE OPENING: A NIH-funded opening is available for a postdoctoral fellow or research staff member to join our pulmonary physiology research group.

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

OUR APPROACH AND FINDINGS: A unique method of determining surface tension in edematous alveoli of isolated rat lungs led us to (i) find that VILI is attributable to heterogeneous lung mechanics, and proportional to surface tension, and (ii) discover that a fluorescent dye has the ability to lower surface tension and reduce VILI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with small animal surgery, ideally including arterial cannulation in the rat, and/or a background in pulmonary or cardiovascular physiology.
-Postdoctoral fellow applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physiology, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline.
-Research staff applicants should have prior experience in a biomedical research laboratory.

THE PI: Dr. 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. She is an Associate Professor at Stevens and serves as a standing member of a NIH study section.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested candidates should email Dr. Perlman at, and attach a CV.

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  • Carrie E. Perlman
    Biomedical Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Castle Point On Hudson
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

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