Come join the team of researchers who were the first in the world to engineer human organs in the laboratory that were successfully implanted in patients! Driven by the urgent needs of patients all over the world, these scientists are translating scientific discoveries into clinical therapies by applying their expertise to develop cell therapies and replacement tissues and organs for more than 40 different areas of the body. From the bench to the bedside, the Institute has successfully used 14 applications of regenerative medicine technology in human patients.

If regenerative medicine, biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, biomaterials, physiology, etc, are where your interests are and if you have the academic background and/or work experience to join the best of the best, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine would like to talk with you. You will become a vital member of a dynamic research team in one of the world’s leading regenerative medicine institutions that is working to change and improve lives through translational research.

One research project we are hiring for is related to a major research funding award from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Health and Human Services, to support our lung-on-a-chip technology as a model to develop chemical injury treatments. Researchers will use the funding to validate how WFIRM’s lung-on-a-chip technology works in modeling the effects of chlorine gas - deemed a potential national security threat – on human lungs and to develop treatments. This model can be engineered to reflect both normal and diseased tissue and includes innate immune system responsiveness, and accurate and reproducible response to drugs and toxins.

WFIRM experts in regenerative medicine will work with Precision Medicine colleagues with expertise in genomics to identify the effects of chlorine gas and other toxic agents on the lungs and to determine the usefulness of the organoid in developing treatments for the resulting lung injuries.


The Institute typically has openings in the following areas:

Next Steps

To be considered:  Send a cover letter detailing interest, a current CV and two letters of recommendation to Terri Bowen at

Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.

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