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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Measuring Cell Viability in Scaffolds


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

opportunity location
50.64.41.B7297 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Carl George Simon 301.975.8574


The tissue engineering industry needs better methods for measuring viability of cells in scaffolds.  We are assembling a group of experts for a Working Group (WG) to advance measurement of cell viability in scaffolds.  Through the WG, we will identify appropriate assays and model scaffold-cell systems for advancement.  Robustness testing will be used to develop reliable protocols.  Interlaboratory testing will be used to reduce variability and to assess reproducibility.  ASTM standard test methods will be written and balloted. Results will be validated with orthogonal methods and new methods for measuring cell viability in scaffolds will be developed.  

Biomaterials; Cell differentiation; Combinatorial; Electrospinning; Hydrogel; Nanofibers; Polymers; Scaffold; Stem cell; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative medicine;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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