We are looking to establish a diverse group of enthusiastic engineers and neuroscientists that share four defining Glia Engineer attributes:

  1. Passionate and/or curious about tackling challenging problems in CNS injury/disease.
  2. Are persistent and resilient.
  3. Take an analytical approach to solving problems.
  4. Enjoy dynamic team science and contributing to common goals.

If this sounds like you, see below for directions for Postdoctoral, PhD graduate and Undergraduate candidates. If your passion for this research is motivated by a personal experience with CNS injury and/or disease please feel free to share this as part of your correspondence.

Postdoctoral Candidates:
Please send your CV and a statement outlining your research interests and how they align with the current work of the lab to Prof. O’Shea (email). Please also make arrangements for your PhD Advisor to send a letter of recommendation to the same email. The lab will consider researchers from all relevant backgrounds. Engineers with biomedical, chemical, material science and mechanical backgrounds as well as synthetic chemists, polymer chemists, biologists and neuroscientists are encouraged to apply. We prioritize scientific mentorship, career development and project independence as part of the postdoctoral training in the lab.

PhD Graduate Students:
Admitted or current BU graduate students that are interested in rotating in the lab should contact Prof. O’Shea (email) to arrange a Zoom or in-person meeting. We welcome expressions of interest from people with diverse academic backgrounds.

Undergraduate Students:
BU undergrads are encouraged to send an email outlining their career goals and how a UROP in the lab would support these goals to Prof. O’Shea (email). Guidance on the BU UROP program and funding can be found here.

Lab email:
glia.eng.lab ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com

Mailing Address:
O’Shea Lab at Department of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
44 Cummington Mall
ERB Room 509
Boston, MA 02215

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