Interested in Joining Us??

The Fromen lab is always looking for new members who are excited to be a part of our dynamic team!
We are always looking for new postdoctoral fellows, PhD graduate students, and undergraduate researchers on a wide range of topics, including:
  • drug delivery
  • controlled release
  • immune engineering
  • mucosal immunology
  • vaccine development
  • cell aging
  • COVID19
  • aerosol transmission
  • EVALI and e-cigarette characterization
  • 3D printing
  • 3D bioprinting
  • biomechanics
  • polymer characterization
  • tissue engineering
  • cell therapies
  • T cell manufacturing

Specific Openings:

Postdoc position: Dynamic, full-volume, TIDAL lung model

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated postdoc to join a project constructing a full-sized, dynamic, in vitro model of the lung to assess pulmonary drug deposition. This project is NIH-funded with the flexibility to explore different scientific directions and ideas related to modelling of mucosal interfaces. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in chemical, biomedical, environmental, mechanical, pharmaceutical engineering, or a related field, and have experience with aerosol technology, 3D printing, automation/controls, pharmaceutics, and/or fluids modelling. Applicants with a background in pulmonary models and inhaled pharmaceutics or who are mechanically-inclined are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will also have a strong scientific record, excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of team, willingness to help mentor junior scientists, and capacity to manage interactions with faculty and research collaborators. The position has a term of one year with opportunities for extension for multiple years and provide salary and full benefits. 

If you are interested in a specific listed position or getting involved with the general research area, check out the research, values, and publications pages to learn more about our group. While relevant research experience is certainly welcome, we encourage enthusiastic applicants with diverse research backgrounds who are interested in these topics to apply; please express in your cover letter how your background will be an asset to our lab and what type of new skills you wish to develop in this position.

To apply:

Contact Prof. Fromen directly ( with your CV (with full publication list) and project interests. Please include a cover letter that describes any relevant background/experiences and why you are motivated to work with our group. Also mention one scientist from any field who is a personal role model to you and why in your cover letter! 

  • For postdoc positions: Please include a list of at least 3 references along with your application.
  • For potential graduate students: The Fromen lab accepts students from the admitted CBE PhD class each year as well as those admitted to the UD CBI program (from UD Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering) and UD BISC Dept. We do not direct admit into the lab, so no need to contact prior to applying unless you have a specific question about the group or program. Please refer to the UD CBE page and UD Graduate College to learn how to apply to our program
  • For potential undergrad students: We expect undergraduate students to commit at least 10 hrs a week to research during the semester and have both winter and summer session opportunities. When contacting Prof. Fromen, make sure to indicate your availability.
While relevant research experience is certainly welcome, we welcome enthusiastic students with all sorts of different backgrounds.

We can’t wait to talk to you!