The Department of Neurosurgery and Bioengineering, Linninger Research Group, are seeking outstanding candidates for a research fellowship in drug delivery for diseases of the Central Nervous System including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

The objective of the project is to design gene therapies for diseases of the Central Nervous System and nanoparticles for targeted delivery in chemotherapy. Research will involve cooperation with the UIC 3T medical Imagining Center, the departments of Neurosurgery, and Pharmacology. Research work will involve medical image analysis, experimental design both in vitro and in vivo, as well as collaboration with CFD engineers that aim at predicting drug biodistribution using rigorous computational fluid mechanics methods. A more detailed description can be found at

Candidates are expected to have a background in the areas of Biochemistry, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Bioengineering, or Medical imaging. Candidates are also expected to be familiar with in vitro cell work, histology, and cell imaging, at the basic biochemical level. Prior experience with the use of DICOM medical images or CFD software are a plus.

Interested candidates please send resume and 3 letters of reference to:

Mr. Kevin Tangen at [log in to unmask],

Department of Bioengineering, Department of Neurosurgery,

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

The position will initially be for one year with possible extensions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the candidate. Review of candidate applications will begin November 2015 and remain open until the position is filled.