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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Label-Free Cell Imaging Using Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

opportunity location
50.64.41.C0711 Gaithersburg, MD

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


name email phone
Young Jong Lee 301.975.6832


This research aims to advance label-free chemical imaging techniques for cell characterization and identification based on infrared (IR) absorption and coherent Raman microscopy. We have demonstrated that both IR- and Raman-based microscopy can map the distribution of biomolecules and unravel the cellular response to external stimuli. This research aims to develop state-of-the-art imaging techniques and determine cell states and phenotypes based on quantitative and SI-traceable chemical measurements, which will boost the measurement assurance in cell therapy, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, pharmaceutical, toxicology, microbiome, and other cell-based biosciences and bioindustries.

label-free chemical imaging; coherent Raman; infrared; cell imaging; cell identification; vibrational spectroscopy; cell therapy; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; toxicology; microbiome


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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