Experience We Look For
In addition to the specific requirements of the open positions, we look for exceptional people at all career stages (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists). We also accept outstanding undergraduate students to work in the lab.
We are primarily interested in people with backgrounds in the following fields:
- engineering (e.g. biomedical, chemical engineering, nano engineering),
- biology (particularly immunology),
Overall, we value motivation and training quality more than prior experience in any particular field.
About Our Lab
Dr. Bryan Smith’s T-NIE Lab is affiliated with the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) at Michigan State University. The BME department in IQ offers a unique environment for performing state-of-the-art research with many top scientists in the field, using advanced facilities. Dr. Smith’s lab recently transitioned from Stanford University School of Medicine and is now operational at MSU. Dr. Smith’s lab transitioned from Stanford University School of Medicine.
We are using breakthrough nanoengineering, immunology, and imaging technologies to develop new strategies to therapeutically manipulate and visualize the immune system in living subjects. We develop novel nano-immunoimaging and nano-immunotherapy platforms to treat and diagnose various diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis, and neurodegeneration.
The following publications provide several examples of our work in top journals:
- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-019-0619-3 (Journal cover: Feb, 2020)
About Our Department
The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University (MSU) has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
We Are An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.