NH BioMade Job Openings

Mike Locke working at the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

Join NH BioMade

NH BioMade, a new five-year EPSCoR project funded by the National Science Foundation, will support the rapidly growing New Hampshire biomaterials industry through knowledge generation, academic-industrial research partnerships, and workforce development, enabling rapid advancement in biomaterials design and manufacturing. Job openings will be posted here as they become available.


Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Chemical Engineering

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Postion Posted: January 14, 2022. Open until filled.

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Harish Vashisth in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The positions are within the broad area of biomolecular modeling and simulation, where the dynamics and interactions in biomolecular systems are to be explored. The postdoctoral researcher(s) will be provided access to a state-of-the-art high-performance-computing facility with advanced GPU and data storage capabilities, and opportunities will be available for collaboration with other researchers as well as for professional development including presenting at national/international conferences and mentoring of junior researchers. The appointments are initially for one year with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years pending available funding, and progress as well productivity of the postdoctoral candidate(s). Typical projects in the laboratory are related to novel molecular dynamics simulation methodology development and applications to self-assembly phenomena in biomaterials, dynamics, and ligand interactions in protein and nucleic acid-based systems.

If interested, please apply to the position at:


The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar

John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Postion Posted: May 26, 2021. Open until filled.

The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire is searching for a creative postdoctoral scholar in the area of the mechanics, materials characterization, and manufacturing innovations with a particular focus on metal deformation processes. The specific project that the postdoctoral scholar will contribute is the “Sheet Metal for Trauma Fixation” research thrust, which is part of a $20M/5-year NSF-funded cooperative agreement called NH BioMade.  This includes experimentally and numerically investigating non-linear deformation paths during the forming of biocompatible sheet metals.  The project involves extensive material characterization with intentional manipulation of the deformation path as well as crystal plasticity modeling to predict, e.g., phase transformation during stainless steel forming and twinning behavior in titanium alloys.  A $1M double sided incremental forming machine will allow patient specific style implants to be fabricated.  Opportunities for research communication and mentorship training and teaching of courses are also available.

If interested, please apply to the position at:


The target date for applications is June 21, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.