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Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Bioreactor Design and Tissue Engineering – Apply by March 8

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

The Position

  • Full-time in summer 2023 (40 hours / week)
  • Part-time in fall 2023 / spring 2024 (~15 hours / week)
  • Application Due: March 8, 2023
  • Start date: May 2023
  • End date: April 2024 (with potential for longer employment)

To apply: Send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief cover letter to Gunes Uzer ( We will contact selected students for an interview shortly after the application deadline.

Learn more about the Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory.