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Undergraduate researcher wanted on bioreactor design and tissue engineering – apply by March 14

Apply by Monday, March 14, 2022

Mechanical adaptations Laboratory is seeking motivated individuals to design experimental apparatus that will fly to the International Space Station on Earth’s Orbit. This project focuses on developing tissue-engineering technologies to study bone mechanical environments. These findings will ultimately help improve clinical outcomes related to unloading related bone-loss in astronauts, aged individuals with osteoporosis.

Students will work with other team members to gain expertise in state-of-the-art technology, including finite element modeling, 3D printing of biological materials, biomechanical testing, microscopy, bioreactor technology and cell culture. Our team is working with a professional engineering firm to implement the orbit modules. This will be a perfect opportunity to gain experience on working with professionals towards a high importance deliverable.

Excellent candidates will currently be at least a sophomore in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Material Science) and Science (Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry) that are hardworking, well organized with a positive work attitude.


  • Start date: May 2022
  • End date: December 2022 – April 2023 with potential for longer employment
  • Full-time in summer 2022 (40 hours / week)
  • Part-time in fall 2022 / spring 2023 (~15 hours / week)

To apply

Send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief cover letter to Gunes Uzer at Selected students will be contacted for an interview shortly after the application deadline.

Mechanical Adaptation Laboratory website.