Student Intern
Cell Constructs, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
06/16/2014

Completed courses in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or related fields

  • Assist with the development of manufacturing protocols for the production of proprietary keratin hydrogel biomaterials to be used in advanced wound care products.
  • Assist with the design, construction and operation of a custom-made device capable of producing thin films of hydrogel of defined thickness under precisely controlled conditions.
  • Follow approved SOPs for making and testing ingredients used in the production of proprietary keratin hydrogel biomaterials.
  • Assist with other R&D activities as instructed.

The student must exhibit exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in designing and building prototype mechanical devices and be willing to conduct numerous experimental production runs to discover optimal parameters and validate process specifications. This person will be an integral member of our team during the internship and must display an outstanding work ethic and dedication toward achieving the company’s goals.

Chris Ingraham, PhD (Senior Scientist)

 Cell Constructs, Inc. 58 Edgewood Avenue

Suite 124

Atlanta, GA 30303-2921

Prospective graduate students & postdoctoral fellows
Mechanobiology Lab at Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
12/31/2013

Qualifications: The ideal candidate(s) will have a research background in tissue engineering, biomechanics, or cell biology, and an academic background in mechanical, chemical, or biomedical engineering, or a similar discipline.

Description: The candidate(s) will be expected to lead efforts in the development and analysis of growth factor delivery systems for vascularized bone regeneration in vivo and/or mechanobiological models of bone and endothelial cell crosstalk. Responsibilities will include biomaterial development and characterization, cell culture and biochemical analysis, and animal model analysis and development.

Application: Interested candidates should connect with Dr. Boerckel at TERMIS-AM (Nov. 10-13, ATL) or send a letter of inquiry, CV, and the names of three references by email to the contact info below. For prospective graduate students, application for admission to graduate school at the University of Notre Dame is required to be considered for this position. More information on this process can be found at http://graduateschool.nd.edu/admissions/

Joel Boerckel

Prof. Joel D. Boerckel, Ph.D. Bioengineering Graduate Program Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 148 Multidisciplinary Research Building Notre Dame, IN, 46556

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Arizona State University, Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
12/21/2013

Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, or a related field
• Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program
• An outstanding record of research accomplishments
• A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
Desired Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral experience
• A strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment
• A strong commitment to diversity

 

 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with experience in one of five key areas: biomimetic design, biomimetic synthesis, biomimetic assembly, biomimetic programming, or biomimetic materials and systems engineering, to begin Fall 2014. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team that aims to create intelligent materials and processes by design. Biomimetic designers will computationally design and model information-bearing molecular building blocks and predict how they will interact to create functional macromolecules. Researchers in the area of biomimetic synthesis will focus on generating the information-bearing molecular building blocks. The assembly team will develop reliable platforms to assemble the building blocks in super-structures with the desired properties. Programmers will propel the developed molecular assemblies to the next level of complexity. Finally, biomimetic materials and systems engineers will integrate the newly developed materials with man-made systems, examining interfaces to achieve optimal functionality. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimicry at the Biodesign Institute at ASU.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranks ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.

 

 

 To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: 

(1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references,
(2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications,
(3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests.
PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment portal found at http://chemistry.asu.edu/news/EmployOpp.asp. The applicant should arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal listed above.
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 18, 2013 with review of applications continuing weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. http://www.asu.edu/titleIX

 

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST
Clearside Biomedical, Inc.,
Alpharetta, GA
01/13/2014

We are looking for a talented Research & Development Scientist, with a background in ophthalmology, medical devices, and/or pharmaceuticals, to join our R & D team in Alpharetta, GA. This person should have a B.S. with 5+ years or an M.S. with 2+ years of relevant experience; or, possess a PhD in Sciences or Engineering as related to pharmaceuticals or medicine. A preferred background in small and macromolecule injectable formulations and your experience should include working with laboratory animals and be familiar with animal models related to ophthalmology. You should also be comfortable working in a regulated environment, such as GLP.

 This person will possess a demonstrated history of self-motivation and independent contribution; excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral, along with prior technical writing experience (peer-reviewed publications); basic computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and SigmaPlot; and will be detail oriented with high level of organizational and record keeping skills.

The Research & Development Scientist will be directly involved with many of the Research & Development programs within the company. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Proficiently execute written study protocols within a regulated environment, and accurately and precisely documenting test results along with any deviations.

• Perform data processing and analysis tasks using computer software. • Maintain laboratory environment and materials according to the company’s Standard

Operating Procedures and work instructions. • Perform in vivo experiments in ophthalmology. • Write internal reports as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals found in the

 

 If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and qualifications to careers@clearsidebio.com.

 

Clearside Biomedical, Inc., headquartered in Alpharetta, GA is a clinical-stage ophthalmic pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes targeted therapeutics to treat sight-threatening diseases. Clearside treats the pathological changes to the blood retinal barrier that lead to retinal blindness by delivering therapeutics through the suprachoroidal space to the retina and choroid using a proprietary microinjection dosage form. Clearside Biomedical was founded by an executive team with extensive development and revenue growth expertise. This team strives for better delivery and performance of its therapeutic agents to improve the standard of care for patients with retinal and choroidal disease.

Research Scientist
ArunA Biomedical Inc
Athens, GA
01/03/2014

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, cellular biology, biomedical science and/or engineering and research experience in the field of neural development in academia and/or industry. The ideal candidate will have stem cell culture and manipulation experience and neural stem cells research experience is preferred and individuals with experience in electrophysiology and/or neural toxicity are preferred. Individuals with a measurable track record of leadership and grantsmanship will be given special consideration. Special consideration will also be given to individuals who possess in addition to the above, grant writing experience which lead to successful funding.

The successful candidate will conduct innovative research and product development in the area of human stem cell research, particularly developing new research applications for pluripotent stem cells. The successful candidate will help lead a research team, write grants and industry proposals publish original research and will present ArunA technology at scientific meetings and will interact with collaborators, marketing partners, contractors and customers on product applications. This individual will work closely with a team of 10+ existing University of Georgia and ArunA researchers conducting similar research on human stem cells to develop processes and new products based on our proprietary stem cell
technology. Research focus will be neurobiology but work in other stem cell areas is expected, including but not limited to induced pluripotent stem cells and mesenchymal cells.

Please send a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to: info@arunabiomedical.com

Research Engineer I
Georgia Tech - Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
12/20/2013

A minimum of a BS in BME or ME required. Machine experience a plus.

Job will be very, very hands-on, technical work in fluid mechanics in the lab. 

 If interested, send resume and cover letter to Sandra Maffey

Sandra Maffey
404.385.6528
404.385.1268
Microbiologist
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Atlanta, GA
08/14/2013
  • One or more years of postdoc experience
  • Clinical microbiology experiences
  • French-speaking skills
  • Familiar with real-time PCR and DNA sequencing technology

Coordinate and conduct laboratory assessment and trainings (such as PCR) in domestic and international settings. Prepare reports, SOPs, manuscripts and proposals as necessary Develop and improve diagnostic assays to improve the detection of meningitis pathogens Participate in laboratory scientific projects, outbreaks and investigations as necessary

Please send your resume to Dr. Xin Wang, gqe8@cdc.gov

Dr. Xin Wang
Entry level position at NCL (comparable to an Assistant Professor at an IIT/IISER)
CSIR-NATIONAL CHEMICAL LABORATORY
Pune, Maharashtra INDIA
09/02/2013

CSIR-NCL is looking for people in the broad areas of tissue
engineering and regenerative medicine, neural engineering, cell and
tissue biomechanics, molecular and functional imaging and similar
areas with a strong translational focus. For an entry level position
at NCL (comparable to an Assistant Professor at an IIT/IISER), NCL
recruits scientists who can lead their own research groups, work
in teams, be flexible in applying their skills, and communicate
effectively. Specifically, NCL is interested in people who can
contribute effectively in the new paradigm of combining cutting-edge
basic and applied research with industrial consulting and an
entrepreneurial spirit.

Product Specialist
Gore Products
Arizona
09/10/2013

Required Job Qualifications:
• Advanced technical degree in engineering, medical science, life science, or physical science
• At least 3 years of experience in product development and/or product management in the medical device field, or a Doctoral degree (PhD) in one of the disciplines listed above
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work both independently and, even more importantly, as part of a team
• Ability to travel up to 50%
Desired Job Qualifications:
• Experience in the interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease
• Experience in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
• Knowledge of regulations such as GLP, GMP, ISO 9000 and other domestic and international regulatory requirements

• Be passionate about making products highly successful throughout the entire product lifecycle • Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships • Be an effective and passionate team leader • Interacting with colleagues in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, manufacturing, biological sciences, clinical medicine, regulatory, legal, business, marketing, and sales • Serving as the primary interface between customers, sales and marketing associates, and leadership associates for the products you support • Expanding products into new markets around the world. • Supporting worldwide launches of new products and indications • Focusing on device fitness for use – ensuring device safety and efficacy • Influencing manufacturing and operations on commercially released products to ensure product supply and quality. • Ensuring compliance with global regulations and rapid resolution of product surveillance issues • Developing and leading product training for physician customers and field sales associates.

Ann E. Ensley
Research Fellowship opportunity in orthopedics, investigating functional and sex-based outcomes
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
06/01/2013

Candidates should have received a PhD or MSc in Biomechanics, Engineering, or related discipline within the last 5 years and be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

The strongest candidates will have demonstrated experience in the following areas:
• Expertise in using and creating and interpreting inverse dynamics musculoskeletal models using prebuilt software and libraries (e.g. - AnyBody, OpenSIM) to simulate activities of daily living
• Expertise in anatomic modeling and meshing from MRI and CT images,
• Clinical or research experience identifying muscle / tendon insertion points
• Strong statistical background with multivariate analyses
• Experience collecting human subject data using motion capture
• Record of publication in peer reviewed journals and presentation at society meetings

The position is located in the Functional Performance and Device Use Laboratory within the
Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD. OSEL conducts laboratory and field research on medical devices to support the scientific basis for the agency’s regulatory decision-making. The candidate would join a collaborative team on a project using experimental data and computer modeling to understand the sex-based factors that contribute to increased failure of metal-on-metal hip joint implants in women. This is a one year fellowship but it may be extended to a second year for the right candidate if funding becomes available.

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The Food and Drug Administration is the regulatory, scientific, public health and consumer protection agency responsible for ensuring that all human and animal drugs, and medical devices are safe and effective, that cosmetics, foods, food additives, drugs and medicated feeds for food producing animals, and radiation emitting devices are safe, and for tobacco product regulation in order to decrease the tremendous toll of disease, disability, and death caused by tobacco use in the United States. FDA's programs are national in scope and effect, and the agency's activities have a direct and significant impact on multi-billion dollar industries, in addition to protecting the health and safety of America's consumers. The work of the Agency is carried out by a staff of over 9,000 scientists, physicians, regulatory and other personnel stationed throughout the United States.

Interested applicants may send their cover letter, resume or CV, and two professional references to James.Coburn@fda.hhs.gov by June 1, 2013

James Coburn
PRICE GILBERT JR. CHAIR IN REGENERATIVE ENGINEERING and MEDICINE
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Atlanta, GA
07/23/2013

Interested candidates should provide a complete curriculum vitae, a description of their research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree and a track record of significant accomplishment commensurate with appointment to a prestigious named chair at a world-leading research institution

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience invite applications and nominations for an appointment to the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Regenerative Engineering and Medicine. The individual selected for this position will be expected to provide leadership in one or more of the core areas of the field of regenerative engineering and medicine. Examples include: 1) Stem cell engineering, genetic reprogramming and microenvironment regulation of stem cell and progenitor cell fate; 2) Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, extracellular matrix biology, and bioreactor technology for the growth and preservation of tissue-engineered constructs; 3) Immune engineering; 4) Integration of computational and experimental models of cells and living systems; and 5) Translational science, integration of tissue-engineered products into living systems and product commercialization. The ideal candidate should be a program builder who can interact with researchers in cell and developmental biology and promote existing and new partnerships within the local biosciences community in Atlanta, including Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Atlanta VA medical center. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in the joint Georgia Tech/Emory Biomedical Engineering Department with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments.

Applications should be submitted to Robert E. Guldberg, Price Gilbert, Jr. Search Committee Chair, via the following web site: http://ibb.gatech.edu/price-gilbert-chair-application. Georgia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Engineer/Sr. Research Engineer (Musculoskeletal/Biomechanical)
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas
12/31/2013

Seeking the following majors: Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering

Looking for someone who can use advanced computational and experimental techniques and facilities to address a wide range of biomechanics and biomaterials issues; apply advanced probabilistic analysis and reliability methods to investigate how uncertainties associated with biological systems affect predictions of musculoskeletal performance and functionality; develop and analyze numerical models of biomechanical structures, soft tissue, and related structures; develop and apply non-linear constitutive models of biological materials; conduct computational/experimental engineering analysis; participate and eventually lead individual research programs; interact with commercial and government clients; write and presenet reports and technical papers.

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Daniel P. Nicolella, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tufts University
Boston / Medford, MA
12/31/2013

The applicant should have a strong background in either biology or engineering, with expertise in one or more of the following: stem cell biology; molecular biology; cell and tissue mechanics; bioreactor culture; scaffold fabrication and characterization; polymer science; developmental biology.

A PhD or MD/PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, materials science, biomedical engineering, chemistry or related field is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research, such as recent first author publications, and aspirations for an independent scientific career. However, all highly motivated individuals will be considered. The position is available until filled. 

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University in metropolitan Boston, MA. The postdoctoral fellow will work in a multidisciplinary, highly interactive environment with engineers, biologists, and clinicians on continuing and new projects in the areas of tissue engineering and/or developmental biology of orthopedic (tendon and ligament) and adipose tissues.

The lab is focused on developing 1) embryonic development-inspired tissue regeneration strategies, and 2) engineering tissue models to study tissue formation, homeostasis, disease and degeneration.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter that concisely summarizes their research experience and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references electronically to the email address provided.

Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D.
Marketing and Operations Internship in Biotechnology
The Otogenetics Corp
Norcross, GA
06/27/2013

Required:
Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. accredited university
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Superior communication skills: written, oral, interpersonal and presentation

Desired:
Previous experience in marketing and/or market research
Familiarity with marketing graphic, content and HTML editing
Previous experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
A science background or ability to quickly comprehend clinical data

Skills:
Excellent communication skills
Analytical skills - ability to gather, evaluate and interpret data to identify issues or opportunities
Ability to organize and communicate with vendors
Ability to prioritize work effectively to meet timelines
Interpersonal Flexibility - ability to adapt to other personalities in a respectful manner that is conducive to goal achievement
Mastery of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use these in real world situations.

The Otogenetics Corp. internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the next generation sequencing industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The summer internship program is approximately 12 weeks (negotiable) in length. The opportunity will allow you to network with professionals at both Otogenetics and our partners and participate in events and activities throughout the summer months.

Responsibilities of our interns will vary according to the individual project teams. Interns will act in the same capacity as a product manager participating in all product management activities, business unit meetings, and planning sessions.

Each intern may be assigned a specific project that would be completed by the end of the internship and this would be in addition to routine activities designed to achieve the goal of a complete biotech marketing experience. During the internship, interns will gain exposure to many of Otogenetics’ business functions, including sales, commercial operations, legal, medical and regulatory.

Interested candidates should have sound analytical skills, solution-oriented thinking, excellent written/verbal communication skills, and possess a strong desire to learn about the commercial side of the pharmaceutical business.

Internship program is negotiable to begin part-time or telecommuting prior to summer.

Postdoctoral Positions
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) - Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
06/21/2013

Interested candidates should have as Ph.D. in bio- or biomedical engineering or a basic science (e.g., biochemistry, immunology, biology). Experience in at least some of the following techniques is preferred (but not necessary): mammalian cell culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, working with mice, Luminex, histology/immunohistochemistry. The ability to contribute productively in a multidisciplinary team environment is essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work on a project that will examine the application of a novel multifunctional immunomodulatory biomaterial strategy to support islet graft survival and function. This is a multidisciplinary project involving biomaterials, islet transplantation for diabetes treatment and analysis of immune outcomes. The goal of this project is to assess the ability of a MIS to deliver signals temporally to modulate dendritic cell (DC) phenotype in vivo with a benefit on the immune situation. Specifically here, the objective is to support acceptance of islet allografts. The MIS has been developed in the Babensee laboratory for the sequential, timed delivery of immunomodulators to induce derivation of tolerogenic DCs which with concomitant exposure to tolerizing antigen of the tissue to be transplanted, to support antigen-specific graft acceptance. The MIS is based on a cryogel scaffold of DC maturation-inert material viz., agarose, with entrapped differentially- crosslinked gelatin microparticles to sequentially deliver biomolecules. This project will examine the suitability of the MIS construct environment to allow autologous islet cell survival, characterize the local and systemic immune-inhibitory environment and the ability of MIS to support acceptance and function of islet allografts.

The project will develop expertise in experimental design, implantation of biomaterial scaffolds for immunomodulation and islet transplantation into mice and analysis of subsequent islet cell function/survival and immune outcomes. Specific techniques to be used include isolation and culture of islets of Langerhans from mice, implantation of MIS and islets in biomaterial constructs and analysis of islet survival (e.g. histology/immunohistochemistry for insulin, glucose levels), host tissue harvesting for flow cytometric analysis of immune cell phenotype and cytokine profiles. This project is supported by an Innovation & Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies (ILET2) for Diabetes Training funded by NIH. It is collaborative research project between Dr. Julia Babensee (in BME at Georgia Tech and Emory University) and Dr. Allan Kirk (Emory Transplant Center). Dr. Andres Garcia (Georgia Tech) also provides biomaterial gel technology for islet transplantation as a collaborator. This postdoctoral fellow working on this project will do so at both the Petit Biotechnology Building at Georgia Tech and Emory Transplant Center.

;Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: Julia E. Babensee, Ph.D. Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech 315 Ferst Dr. Atlanta, GA, 30332-0535 julia.babensee@bme.gatech.edu

Julie Babensee
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ocular Biomechanics
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
06/03/2013

 We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher who has experience with a significant number of the specific techniques described above, particularly in the study of soft tissue biomechanics. Suitable candidates will have a background in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, imaging or biophysics. Candidates should have excellent initiative and interpersonal skills, strong writing abilities and a desire to succeed in a fast-moving research field. Experience working in the eye is a definite plus. This position comes with a competitive salary. It is based at Georgia Tech, but will involve significant interaction with researchers at the Atlanta Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.

 

 We invite candidates for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University School of Medicine. The position is designed to study the role of biomechanical risk factors in the pathogenesis of glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness in the world. We are particularly interested in how the microstructure of the lamina cribrosa, a porous connective tissue in the optic nerve head, influences the eye’s response to elevations in intraocular pressure, and in turn, how this affects the mechanobiology of the retinal ganglion cells and optic nerve head astrocytes.

The position involves experimental measurements designed to characterize the micro-architecture of the relevant connective tissues; these measurements will in turn drive numerical modeling of optic nerve head biomechanics. Experimental studies will be done in conjunction with researchers testing neuroprotective approaches in animal models of glaucoma. Specific techniques for this work include high-resolution micro-CT imaging of contrast-enhanced post mortem tissues, image processing/segmentation, finite element modeling (including effects of tissue microarchitecture and anisotropy) and in vivo imaging, using for example optical coherence tomography.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is a joint department, equally part of the Emory School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering communities. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. The Department is comprised of highly collaborative innovators in research and education with an emphasis on translational and interdisciplinary research, and offers the number 2 ranked BME graduate program in the US (US News and World Reports).

 

 

 

 

 

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, short description of career goals & three professional references. In your cover letter, please provide evidence of writing ability and independent research capability. Further information about the research group is available at http://www.ethierlab.gatech.edu/.

Ross Ethier
Postdoctoral Research Position
Innovation & Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies (ILET2) for Diabetes
Atlanta, GA
04/19/2013

We are looking for candidates with a strong bioengineering background, who are willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact with engineers, life scientists, and clinicians, in making substantial contributions towards the next-generation technologies and therapies for treating insulin-dependent diabetes. A unique feature of the positions is that, as part of the ILET2 postdoctoral training program, significant educational and professional development opportunities are provided, as well as cross-cutting exposure to multidisciplinary laboratories and research. The position is initially for one year, and can be extended for additional years. In your CV, please clearly indicate if you are a US citizen or a US permanent resident.

A postdoctoral position is available at the Georgia Institute of Technology through an NIH-funded postdoctoral training grant program entitled Innovation & Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies (ILET2) for Diabetes. The position entails research focused on developing a microneedle patch for insulin delivery. This project is collaborative between the laboratory of Prof. Mark Prausnitz at Georgia Tech and Prof. Eric Felner at Emory University School of Medicine and has strong bioengineering and translational components. Due to restrictions on the funding, candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The long-term goal of this project is to develop a microneedle patch that will enable diabetic patients to administer insulin with faster onset of action and increased patient compliance compared to current preparations (i.e., subcutaneous injection of rapid-acting insulin). We will design this delivery system to accelerate the onset of insulin action by delivering the drug directly to capillaries in the skin for rapid uptake into the bloodstream. We will also design the system to improve patient compliance as a small, minimally invasive patch that produces less anxiety, apprehension, and pain for the patient. To achieve this long-term goal, this study will pursue the following specific aims. - Aim 1. Determine the efficacy and safety of a microneedle patch to administer a bolus dose of insulin in the diabetic rat compared to subcutaneous injection. - Aim 2. Develop microneedle formulations that stabilize insulin during storage without refrigeration - Aim 3. Design and formulate absorbable microneedles for insulin delivery that dissolve in the skin and thereby generate no sharps waste.

If interested, please submit your CV to Prof. Mark Prausnitz, prausnitz@gatech.edu. In your CV, please clearly indicate if you are a US citizen or a US permanent resident.

Mark Prausnitz
Assistant Professor of Regenerative Medicine
Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada
04/29/2013

Qualifications include a PhD in a relevant field. A DVM (or equivalent) and/or postdoctoral training are considered highly desireable. Advanced clinical training is considered an asset (clinical service opportunities can be provided). Demonstrated potential to establish independent and collaborative research programs and demonstrated or potential teaching excellence are expected. The appointment will be in a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

 The Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) invites applications for a full time tenure-track assistant professor position in regenerative medicine. The successful applicant is expected to participate in collaborative and independent research as part of a cluster hire in the university’s biomedical engineering research initative. Individuals using animals models for studying the therapeutic application of adult stem cells for veterinary and/or human medicine are particularly encouraged to apply and will be part of UCVM’s strategic priority area in reproductive and regenerative medicine. UCVM is co-located with the Faculty of Medicine, providing excellent opportunities to work with the Alberta Child Health Research Institute, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health located within the U of C Health Sciences Centre. Exciting collaboration opportunities also exist with other Faculties.

 

 Review of applications will begin April 30th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the names of three referees to:

Linda Butcher

 

Linda Butcher
Postdoc Research Assistants in London
Barts Cancer Institute-Blizard Institute
London, England
03/08/2013

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Informal enquiries can be made to Emily McLean-Inglis tel: (0)20 7882 3587 or email: e.mclean-inglis@qmul.ac.uk.

Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square recruitment at csq-recruit@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL1598. The closing date for applications is 8th March 2013 and interviews will take place in March and April 2013.

Applications are sought for four Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) positions to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary project entitled Building a Human Tumour Microenvironment (CANBUILD), funded by the European Research Council.

The aim of this five-year project, led by Professor Frances Balkwill, is to use recent advances in tissue engineering, biomechanics and stem cell biology to engineer a complex 3D human tumour microenvironment in which individual cell lineages of malignant, haemopoietic and mesenchymal origin will communicate, evolve and grow in vitro. These models will then be used to study important questions in tumour microenvironment research and novel biological therapies for cancer.

There are four positions available:

PDRA 1. The successful applicant will work on cancer stem cells with Professor Frances Balkwill in the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, Barts Cancer Institute. Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in cancer biology, as well as experience in the area of cancer cell biology and cancer stem cells.

PDRA 2. The successful applicant will work on tumour-infiltrating leukocytes and haemopoietic stem cells with Dr Thorsten Hagemann and Professor Frances Balkwill in the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, Barts Cancer Institute. Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in immunology, haematology or stem cell biology, as well as experience in tumour immunology and or haemopoietic stem cell biology.

PDRA 3. The successful applicant will work on the tissue engineering aspects of the project with Dr John Connelly in the Blizard Institute. Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in engineering, materials, or chemistry, as well as experience in biomaterials for tissue engineering, specifically hydrogel technology, general cell biology and molecular biology.

PDRA 4. The successful applicant will work with Professor Martin Knight in the School of Engineering and Materials Science on the biomechanics of the model and mesenchymal stem cells. Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in stem cell biology or mechanobiology, as well as experience of tissue biomechanics and mesenchymal cells.

All candidates should have previous postdoctoral experience, as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate well and work within a team.

All positions will be full time for 36 months (initially) and we aim that all PDRAs will be in post by July 1st 2013. The roles are grade 4, starting from £30,805 to a maximum of £34,283 per annum for the duration of the grant, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days leave plus 4 College closure days, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers scheme, contributory final salary pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

Informal enquiries can be made to Emily McLean-Inglis tel: (0)20 7882 3587 or email: e.mclean-inglis@qmul.ac.uk. 

Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square recruitment at csq-recruit@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL1598. The closing date for applications is 8th March 2013 and interviews will take place in March and April 2013.

Emily McLean-Inglis
Post-Doctoral Position in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
03/18/2013

 The García lab (www.garcialab.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech has an open post-doctoral position in biomaterials for pancreatic islet delivery and engraftment. This position is part of a newly established NIH Institutional Training Program. The Innovation & Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies (ILET2) for Diabetes Program offers broad and in-depth cross-disciplinary research and educational opportunities to postdoctoral trainees working towards the next generation therapies for diabetes. The participating faculty comprise a dynamic group with active, significant interactions and leadership in cell- and tissue-based therapies, cell encapsulation, novel biomaterials, NMR-mediated monitoring of transplants, engineering immune acceptance, and insulin delivery using novel devices, materials and administration routes. The comprehensive training and education provided by the mentors to the trainees will produce the future scientific leaders for industry and academia who will revolutionize healthcare in diabetes and offer new possibilities for economic development.

Applicants (US citizens) should send a complete vita and representative publications to Dr. Andrés García (andres.garcia@me.gatech.edu). Members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Andres Garcia
Clinical Project Manager
Amniox Medical Inc
Marietta, GA
04/07/2013

• Minimum Bachelor of Science, BA or RN with appropriate industry experience will be considered • 3-5 years corporate project management experience, preferably in the orthopedic medical device industry • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, reasoning and research abilities • Strong organization and project management skill is a must • Previous experience managing IRB submissions • 25-30% travel required

Amniox Medical Inc. is a regenerative medicine company focusing on solutions to unmet clinical needs in Orthopedic reconstructive surgery and dermal wound management. Our technology platform is Amniotic Membrane, which is used as a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring agent. We currently have an opening for a Clinical Project Manager at our Marietta, GA facility. The Clinical Project Manager position will work within the R&D department managing all aspects of ongoing and upcoming clinical trials to both support existing and new product indications as well as our developmental pipeline products. All candidates must be organized, have excellent multi-tasking and time management skills. This is a fast paced environment where you will be responsible for multiple projects, meeting strict deadlines and keeping our clients satisfied. We offer a competitive salary, 401k/excellent benefits. Please send resume with salary requirements to: joconnell@amnioxmedical.com Responsibilities: • Identify potential external sites and assess prospective investigators • Coordinate investigator and site meetings • Serve as primary point of contact for all clinical sites • Provide assistance to site research team in the completion of IRB applications • Assist with contract negotiations, including study budgets • Responsible for development of all study documents including protocols, CTAs, ICFs, CRFs, SOPs and Amendments • Responsible for developing a monitoring plan, training materials, and will conduct site monitoring and co-monitoring as required. • Responsible for ensuring monitoring activities adhere to GCP and ICH guidelines, regulatory requirements, SOPs, and Protocols • Develop overall study project plan, data plan, statistical analysis plan, and overall implementation strategy for all clinical trials. • Work with study investigators to ensure clinical trial data is published in peer-reviewed journals and other appropriate platforms (i.e., meeting abstracts and podium presentations).

Please send resume with salary requirements to: Julie O'Connell joconnell@amnioxmedical.com

Julie O'Connell
Assistant Professor – Regenerative Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Salary commensurate with training and experience
02/01/2013

Candidates should hold the PhD, DVM, DVM/PhD or equivalent degree and have a demonstrated record of relevant research accomplishments in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, large animal disease/injury models and/or genetics as evidenced by their training, publications and peer review funding. The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues within the Department and University and at other universities and research institutions is essential.

The appointment will be 75% research/25% teaching. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the field of regenerative medicine, a strategic priority of the institution. This successful candidate will have research training and interest in areas including but not limited to stem cell biology (e.g, genetics and epigenetics/epigenomics, tissue bioengineering, large animal models for degenerative diseases) as they apply to the broader fields of diabetes (islet cell biology/regeneration), musculoskeletal (cartilage and bone biology), neurologic (neuroregeneration), and cardiovascular (heart repair) diseases. We also encourage candidates utilizing interdisciplinary approaches relevant to human or animal diseases and injuries with expertise in regenerative diagnostics, therapeutics or animal models. Research faculty are expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and are encouraged to collaborate within the Department and the Regenerative Bioscience Center. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate and graduate course in regenerative medicine which could include biotechnology, animal disease models, tissue bioengineering, stem cell biology, epigenetics, and genomics.

Applicant must submit original transcripts, curriculum vitae, and any other information that reflects professional competence. In addition, applicants should request four letters of reference from individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the candidate’s research, teaching, and other scholarly activities. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:
Dr. Steven Stice,
c/o Janet Rowland Animal & Dairy Science Department Regenerative Bioscience Center
425 River Road –
Rhodes Center University Of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2771
Telephone: 706/542-6259 FAX: 706/542-2465 E-Mail: jrowland@uga.edu

Janet Rowland
Post-Doctoral Positions
Innovation & Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies (ILET2) for Diabetes Training Program
Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
12/19/2013

Post-doctoral positions are available at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the NIH-funded ILET2 postdoctoral training grant program. The positions entail research focusing on treatments of insulin-dependent diabetes and ranging from insulin delivery by microneedles to cell- and tissue-based therapies involving encapsulated islets or islets delivered with materials promoting tissue engraftment. All projects are collaborative between Georgia Tech and the Emory University School of Medicine and have strong bioengineering and translational components. We are looking for candidates with a strong bioengineering background, who are willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact with engineers, life scientists, and clinicians, in making substantial contributions towards the next generation technologies and therapies for treating insulin-dependent diabetes. A unique feature of the positions is that, as part of the ILET2 postdoctoral training program, significant educational and professional development opportunities are provided, as well as cross-cutting exposure to multidisciplinary laboratories and research.

Program Faculty include:

Georgia Tech:

Julia Babensee

Andres Garcia

Mark Prausnitz

Thanassis Sambanis

Emory Unviersity:

Eric Felner

Allan Kirk

Robert Long, Jr.

Susan Safley

Peter Thule

Collin Weber

Postdoctoral Positions
Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University
Atlanta, GA
12/13/2012

We are looking for a motivated biomedical engineer and/or bioscientist who is looking for innovative and interdisciplinary studies in the areas of in vivo gene delivery using nanoparticles, cardiovascular cell biomechanics, mechanobiology and cardiovascular disease theranogstics. Our projects are funded by NIH grants.  If interested, please send your CV by e-mail to Professor Jo

Our projects are funded by NIH grants.  If interested, please send your CV by e-mail to Professor Jo.

Please send CV by email to Professor Jo.

Hanjoong Jo, PhD
404.712.9654
Postdoctoral Researcher
Georgia Tech, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Atlanta, GA
02/28/2013

A PhD in Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, or Cell Biology is required.

The Payne Lab in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech has an opening for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the field of nanoparticle-cell interactions. A PhD in Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, or Cell Biology is required. Please submit via email a single PDF file containing a brief cover letter, CV, and information for three references to Prof. Christine Payne at christine.payne@chemistry.gatech.edu.

Christine Payne
Postdoctoral Researcher
Georgia Tech, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Atlanta, GA
02/28/2013

Ph.D. in Chemistry (or related field), experience with polymer characterization, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with team members in multiple disciplines.

A full-time postdoc position in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech is available immediately for a DARPA funded project using biomolecules and cells to generate conducting polymers. We seek highly-motivated individuals interested in both polymer synthesis and cellular biology. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Chemistry (or related field), experience with polymer characterization, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with team members in multiple disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with prior research experience. Application Please submit via email a single PDF file containing a brief cover letter, CV, and information for three references to Prof. Christine Payne at christine.payne@chemistry.gatech.edu.

Christine Payne
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
02/28/2013

Candidates should have a PhD in bioengineering or related disciplines ideally with specific experience in scaffolds for tissue engineering, bioreactor technology and cell culture techniques. Additional experience in molecular biology techniques would be considered beneficial.

The research undertaken will look to further current understanding of the strong links between engineering design and biological function, specifically with respect to the synergistic role of scaffold matrix properties and fluid flow on stem cell differentiation. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team including PIs, clinicians, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in the RCSI Tissue Engineering Research Group (www.rcsi.ie/boneresearch)

CVs with the names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to: Prof. Fergal J. O'Brien, PhD Dept. of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Email: fjobrien@rcsi.ie, https://research1.rcsi.ie/pi/fjobrien/pi.asp This position is funded by the European Research Council for an initial period of 12 months with immediate availability

Prof. Fergal J. O'Brien, PhD

Dept. of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows
The Stem Cell Bioengineering Lab at Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
02/28/2013

 Who should apply?

Anyone interested in this area of research. It is preferred that postdoctoral applicants have some experience in stem cells or biomechanics.

When do the positions start?

 

Timing is flexible with start dates as early as January 2013.

 

How to apply?

 

Email your CV directly to Dr. Taby Ahsan (tahsan@tulane.edu).

 

 

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH: Stem Cells, Biomechanics, Aging, Cardiovascular Regenerative MedicineThe Stem Cell Bioengineering Lab at Tulane University recently started a project to determine changes in the mechanoresponse of adult stem cells with increased donor age as it relates to cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Taby Ahsan, PhD
Engineer
IsoStem, Inc.
Austin, TX
Salary

• MS (or BS plus experience) in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical (Biomechanical) Engineering, or related program • 0-5 years related industry experience • Familiarity with design control practices for the medical device industry • Strong mechanical aptitude and an ability to independently solve engineering problems • Practical knowledge of biochemistry, including: o General laboratory procedures o Basic knowledge of cytometry, tissue culture o Familiarity with aseptic technique and working with human cells/fluids • CAD knowledge a plus, but not required • Self-motivated, with an ability to work and problems solve independently • Strong work ethic, highly motivated self-starter, with excellent presentation skills. • Strong computer skills, to include: Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Project

Position Summary: Engineer will work with human cells and tissues in a laboratory setting to lead the development of instruments, processes and devices to separate and characterize cells for a new product development project. The Engineer will be tasked with identifying and implementing novel approaches from theoretical solutions, designing and constructing test hardware, and medical device development. The Engineer will report directly to the Chief Scientist. Job Functions & Responsibilities: • Member of Product Development team - activities to include: project management, budget development and tracking, functional design & build of systems, and creating test plans to eliminate potential issues • Manager of all laboratory testing, to include: Protein assays, Immunoassays, spectrophotometry, making solutions and dilutions from stock solutions, pipetting and general laboratory instrument use, Aseptic technique, familiarity with cell counts, cell dilutions, cell plating and viability assays • Works in conjunction with Chief Scientist and consultants/interns to provide input on novel solutions and ideas for continuous product development and improvement.

Chad Neely, CEO

IsoStem, Inc. 206 Wild Basin Rd. Bldg. A, Suite 203 Austin, TX 78746

Faculty Position in Bioengineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
12/31/2012

 Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated: (1) outstanding research strength; (2) a strong disciplinary background; (3) strong experimental and/or theoretical skills; and (4) the potential to work across disciplinary boundaries.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in the field of Bioengineering to begin July 1, 2013 or thereafter. Appointment would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In exceptional cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and actively contribute to core mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate level teaching. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, development of an independent, internationally recognized research program, and supervision of student research.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and copies of not more than three publications. They should also arrange for four individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. This information must be entered electronically at the following site: http://search-meche.mit.edu. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 31, 2012.

Assistant Professor
MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Cambridge, MA
01/01/2013

 Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, science, or a related field by the beginning of the appointment period.  While all research areas are of interest IMES is particularly interested in candidates whose research is pertinent to 
            •  the development of approaches to transform diagnosis
               (imaging, medical devices, computational algorithms, etc.),
            • addressing challenges in infectious diseases
            • offering novel approaches to understanding neurological disorders. 
The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research.  Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
 

 

The MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) http://imes.mit.edu/ invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions to begin July, 2013 or thereafter.  Appointment would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level.  In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.  IMES is a new institute at MIT that aims to pioneer novel research and graduate education paradigms at the intersection of engineering, medicine and science.  IMES now also houses the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology (HST) program. Appointments will be made in partnership with another MIT department.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://imes-search.mit.edu/. Each application should include: curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests.  Each candidate must arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at .

Two Tenure-track or Tenured Positions
Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkele
Berkeley, CA
01/08/2013

We seek two outstanding individuals to join the UC Berkeley Bioengineering faculty. While applications from candidates in all areas of bioengineering will be considered, we are seeking one individual with demonstrated excellence in the broad area of translational and cellular engineering, including but not limited to regenerative medicine and drug delivery, and one candidate with signi

The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in bioengineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2013 The Berkeley Department of Bioengineering is at the forefront of integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to discover fundamental principles of biological systems and develop clinical technologies that advance healthcare. The department enjoys close relationships with the faculty of biological sciences and chemistry at UC Berkeley, and the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our interdisciplinary program offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with distinguished researchers in related departments at UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and within the greater Bay Area biotech community. This exceptional environment for teaching and research in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering will provide the successful candidates with unique opportunities to provide intellectual and technological leadership

Applications should be submitted online at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/resources/facultyrecruit and should include a resume, statements of research and teaching interests, selected publications, and contact information for three references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. While online application submission is preferred, we will also accept application materials sent by mail to the Department of Bioengineering, 306 Stanley Hall #1762, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1762

Joint Biomedical Engineering — Mechanical Engineering Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Northwestern University
Northwestern University - Departments of ME & BME
Evanston, IL
12/15/2012

 Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree and have a background in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related area. Applicants are expected to establish an internationally recognized and independently funded research program and to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. The search is focused at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptionally well-qualified applicants may also be considered at higher levels.

 Applicants are invited to apply for a joint tenure-track position in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. Applicants should have research interests at the intersection of mechanics (solid and/or fluids) and bioengineering, with a focus on phenomena that operate at the molecular-to- micro scale.

Applications received before December 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. The starting date for the position is expected to be September 1, 2013.

Application materials should be submitted to the Search Committee Chair, exclusively via the web interface at: http://facultysearch.mccormick.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NTE=

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching and statement of research, and the names and contact information for three references.

 

Molecular, Cellular, Tissue Engineering Tenured Track Positions
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
10/22/2012

 Required Qualifications include:

  • Doctoral Degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or related areas
  • Post-doctoral training, or equivalent experience, in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or related areas

The highly competitve candidate will:

  • Possess demonstrated expertise in molecular, cellular, and/or tissue bioengineering, includong, but not limited to, expertise in:
  • translational biomaterials (biomaterials research applied to human patients),
  • metabolic engineeering, and
  • stem cell engineering
    • Show evidence of, or potential for, significant contributions to the candidate's field
    • Have potential to be highly competitve for research funding
    • Show commiment to, and potential for, excellence in teaching required and elective undergraduate and graduate courses needed in the Biomedical Engineering Program, as well as programs in the Fulton Schools of Engineering
    • Show commitment to, and potential for, excellence in mentoring graduate and undergraduate research
    • Have plans to collaborate with clinical partners
    • Have a track record of clinical collaborations
    • Do research that is complimentary with faculty working in related areas

     The School of Biologocal and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) in the Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE), located at the Tempe campusof Arizona State University (ASU), seeks applicants for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions, in the areas of molecular, cellular, and tissue bioengineering (MCTB). Appointments will be at the assistant or associate professor rank, commensurate with a candidate's experience and accomplishments. ASU is a research university with outstanding research facilitites and infrastructure support. Located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, ASU is one of the nation's leading public metropolitan research universities. SBHSE currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, with more than $4 million in research funding annually. Important research foci in the school include cardiovascular engineering, synthetic/computational biology, medical devices and diagnostics, neuroengineering, rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, bioimaging, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. SBHSE has important collaborations with clinical partners at several regional and national medical facilitites.

    Review of the applications will begin October 15, 2012; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly until the search is closed. Applicants must include a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information, incluing e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references.

    Application materials must be emailed to: mctb.faculty@asu.edu, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU Tempe, 85287-9709. A background check is required for employment. For further information, contact Prof. Antonio Garcia at email mctb.searchinfo@asu.edu.

     

    Antonio Garcia
    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
    The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame
    South Bend, IN
    11/14/2012

    The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions in the area of stem cell biology. We seek to hire candidates with research expertise and interests consistent with one or more broad areas within our initiative in adult stem cell and iPS cell biology, including, but not limited to: developmental and regenerative biology, function and regulation of the stem cell niche, mechanisms underlying cellular dedifferentiation and reprogramming, regulation of gene expression in stem cells and reprogrammed iPS cells, tissue engineering, and stem cells in tumor formation and progression. Candidates will have the option of selecting their primary academic appointment in any department within the College of Science (Departments of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics). Hiring is expected at the Assistant Professor level, with exceptional candidates being considered for an endowed junior faculty position. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of research accomplishments and interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research. 

    These hires will have access to several excellent research facilities within the university, including the AAALAC-accredited Freimann Animal Facility, Center for Zebrafish Research, Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Eck Center for Global Health, Keck Center for Transgene Research, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, and the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity. The University also supports state-of-the-art genomics, bioinformatics, NMR, MS, molecular structure and imaging core facilities. Information on departments, college faculty, and facilities can be found at http://science.nd.edu. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty in the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering and at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.

    These positions include an attractive salary, competitive start-up package, and laboratory space tailored to the applicant’s research needs. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2012, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Qualified individuals should send in PDF format: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2045 For more information or questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. David Hyde at dhyde@nd.edu

    David Hyde
    Postdoctoral Positions
    The Keselowsky Lab, in partnership with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at UF
    Gainesville, FL
    01/10/2013

     Highly motivated applicants with a Ph.D. in engineering, materials science or a basic science are encouraged to apply. Relevant experience in biomaterials and/or immunology is preferred. Applicants should have a strong experimental background and publication record, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

     The Keselowsky Lab, in partnership with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at UF, is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Associate to join the team working on an NIH-funded project in the following area:

    Microparticle-based vaccines for type 1 diabetes: We are engineering polymeric biomaterials-based microparticles as an injectable vaccine system to retrain the immune system, correcting aberrant activation toward pancreatic self- antigens. Our approach is the targeted delivery of factors to dendritic cells, a key immune regulator, to effect antigen-specific, pro-tolerance modulation. Synthetic microparticles provide targeted, controlled delivery of encapsulated immunomodulatory factors and pancreatic antigen to dendritic cells in vivo, in order to promote tolerance for amelioration of diabetes.

     

     Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references to: bgk@ufl.edu

    Benjamin Keselowsky, PhD
    Postdoctoral Positions
    The Keselowsky Lab, in partnership with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at UF
    Gainesville, FL
    01/10/2013

    Highly motivated applicants with a Ph.D. in engineering, materials science or a basic science are encouraged to apply. Relevant experience in cell-based microarrays, biomaterials, and/or immunology is preferred. Applicants should have a strong experimental background and publication record, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

     The Keselowsky Lab, in partnership with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at UF, is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Associate to join the team working on an NIH-funded project in the following area:

    Cell-based microarray screening of dendritic cell responses to immuno- modulatory microparticles: Cell-based microarrays are being fabricated as a high-throughput method to screen in vitro, immuno-modulatory microparticles. The goal is to identify microparticle formulations able to shift the phenotype of the key immune cell type, dendritic cells, toward the ability to induce regulatory T- cells. In addition to identifying effective immuno-modulatory microparticle formulations, this approach has potential to uncover fundamentals of dendritic cell induction of regulatory T-cells. Therapeutic applications which would benefit from induction of specific tolerance include the amelioration of autoimmune diseases, transplant science and tissue engineering.

     Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references to: bgk@ufl.edu

    Benjamin Keselowsky, PhD

     

     

    Lead Scientist
    GeoVax, Inc.
    Smyrna, GA (Greater Atlanta Area)
    01/02/2013

     The candidate should have experience in the construction and testing of poxvirus vectors.  Experience with HIV vaccines and testing antibody responses to the HIV envelope glycoprotein (Env) are desirable. Skill in recombinant DNA technology is a prerequisite.  The individual needs to be well organized with outstanding interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and the ability to integrate work on several projects at once.  Grant writing skills are desirable. 

    Education:
    M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D with post graduate experience in Biotech and/or academia.

     

     GeoVax Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the development and testing of novel recombinant MVA vaccines. The major responsibilities of this position will be 1) the construction and in vitro testing of new recombinant MVAs, 2) stability and immunogenicity testing of selected MVAs and 3) preparation of grants to support work on new MVA constructs. 

     GeoVax’s goals include developing HIV/AIDS vaccines for global markets, overseeing the manufacture and testing of these vaccines under GMP/GLP conditions (FDA and EMA guidelines), conducting clinical trials for vaccine safety and effectiveness, and obtaining regulatory approvals. GeoVax's vaccines include a DNA vaccine that is used for priming immune responses and an attenuated poxvirus vaccine (MVA) that is used to boost the immune response.  Both vaccines are unique in expressing virus like particles that display the trimeric membrane bound form of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein. The vaccine has been tested in ~450 participants in Phase 1 and 2 trials through the NIH-sponsored HIV Vaccine Trials Network and is currently entering human trials in a GM-CSF adjuvanted form. GeoVax is also enrolling volunteers in a Phase 1/2 therapeutic trial for individuals already infected with HIV. For more information, please visit www.geovax.com

    Interaction Designer
    Carestream Dental
    Atlanta, GA
    11/19/2012

    • Three years experience working as an Interaction Designer or User Experience Professional, designing and developing software solutions • Three years experience interacting with users, understanding their needs and translating into product designs. • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

    The Interaction Designer is a key member of the Product Design team. Working closely with Product Owners, development teams and and using their observation skills in a customer environment, the Interaction Designer is responsible for developing a software design which is intuitive and compelling. In partnership with the Visual Designer and the R&D team, the Interaction Designer will be responsible for bringing their solutions to reality. As one of our Interaction Designers you will be expected to carry out research in order to understand the needs of the users, as well as continual validation of your designs to ensure they are appropriate. Working as a member of the design team the Interaction Designer leads the charge on a design problem working collaboratively with other Interaction Designers, Visual Designers and UI Developers. Using whatever tools fit the job, the design team will prototype and validate designs iteratively to produce innovative and intuitive solutions to complex problems in the Dental industry. This position reports to the Design Director and will require less than 25% travel with flexible hours. Primary Responsibilities: • Contextual Inquiry and Research – based on the direction of the Design Director, and inline with the stories selected from the backlog, the Interaction Designer should use best practices to observe users in their environment performing those tasks. • Interaction Design - based on the selected stories and on the conducted contextual research the Interaction designer should design, prototype and document software solutions that meet the need of the user and business, in a compelling and intuitive way. • Prototypes – Based on the problem at hand, the Interaction designer will help create prototypes that will be used to iteratively validate and evolve solutions. Anything from paper and sharpies to fully interactive web based prototypes – what ever is appropriate to gain the insight and validation on a design idea or solution. • Story development – working with the Product Owner, who will be responsible for the Product Backlog and high-level story outlines, the Interaction designer should use their knowledge and research to refine the Stories so that they accurately reflect the needs of the user and the scenarios they find themselves in. • Analyze current product range to extract best practice and user interface styles – A key part of the role will involve reviewing our existing product portfolio, understanding what we do well and what we need to improve, in terms of features / functionality, workflows and user interface designs. • Liaise with customer base to gather information and requirements – Ultimately the customer is the target of our efforts. NextGen development must solve their problems and meet their requirements. The Interaction Designer will be responsible for understanding their needs and articulating them to the rest of the team. • Analyze information feedback from the consultancy groups – As part of our fact finding activities we will utilize Voice of Customer / Consultancy groups to endeavor to understand user requirements. The Interaction Designer must be able to consider the advice and findings of this group when building requirements. • Work closely with the R&D team – Although there will be many consumers of the information produced by the Interaction Designer, one of the key objectives of the role is to articulate the UX requirements to the R&D team so that they can implement the correct solution. To that end, not only will precise, accurate requirements need to be produced, but also the Interaction Designer will need to be able to work closely with the development group to ensure that the team can work efficiently. • Present information to the internal stakeholders and external customers where necessary – It is important that the information that the NextGen team consumes is fed back to the project stakeholders so that they are able to comment on the direction of the project and, in order, they remain invested. The Interaction Designer will from time to time be expected to provide this feedback in both meeting sessions and presentations. • Attend regular NextGen Development meetings – As part of the core team the Interaction Designer is expected to attend and contribute to project meetings. Other key responsibilities • Be aware of technology advances – new tech changes in the dental and IT world could mean changes in how we deliver our solutions. Interaction Designer should always be looking out for ways to make our solutions more beneficial to our user, extend our presence or increase our business using new technology advances. • Program Evangelist – as a senior member of the Product Design team you will be expected to propagate knowledge of the program and its benefits to stakeholders and non-stakeholders alike. Preferred Experience: • Experience working in a Software Development environment using one of the AGILE SDLC methodologies. • Experience working with a team of designers Key Skills: Communication Problem Solving Quality Task Management Creativity Organization Acute Observation Skills Comprehension Design Deliverables: Highly intuitive, attractive software User Experience Vision Prototypes Information flows Storyboards Persona’s Wireframes Screen mock-ups User Interface controls and concepts About Carestream Dental Carestream Dental develops and markets an assortment of software applications and equipment used by Dentists, Orthodontists and Oral Surgeons throughout the US market. Our products – which sell under a variety of leading brands such as Kodak Dental Systems, Orthotrac, Carestream Dental, and SoftDent – help dental professionals streamline workflow and enhance patient care by enabling them to capture, share, and use images and information easily and effectively. Carestream Dental employs approximately 702 employees throughout the United States with a concentration of people in Atlanta, Georgia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Richardson, Texas.

    Postdoctoral Positions
    Texas Tech University - College of Engineering
    Lubbock, TX
    09/14/2012

    Knowledge in the fields of vaccines, immunology and drug delivery is desirable. Experience with SEM, TEM, absorbance and fluorometric spectroscopic techniques, confocal microscopy, and immunological assays such as ELISAs and measurement of T-cell responses is preferred. Prior experience with animal experiments is also desirable. 

     Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Gill Laboratory in the field of Immunoengineering. Broadly, one position relates to research on the development of pollen grains as a novel method for oral mucosal vaccination, while the second position relates to development of nanoparticles for intranasal influenza vaccination. The candidates should be highly motivated to work on challenging problems. Knowledge in the fields of vaccines, immunology and drug delivery is desirable. Gill Laboratory is located in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. The laboratory is directed by Dr. Harvinder Gill. Dr. Gill and his colleagues in the laboratory perform fundamental and translational research in the fields of drug delivery, vaccines, immunology, and nanomedicine to help address some of the pressing biomedical challenges facing human health. Gill Laboratory is currently developing various innovative drug and vaccine delivery platforms. The vaccine delivery systems are aimed to maximize stimulation of mucosal immunity and are directed to address the challenges related to influenza and HIV infectious diseases.

     

     Interested candidates should email Dr. Gill their CV and a brief statement of research interest at harvinder.gill@ttu.edu.

    Harvinder Gill
    Post Doctoral Fellow (two openings)
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    11/04/2012

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. The postdoc will work within a diverse team of students, bioengineers and scientists and develop collaborations within and outside the lab. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field, with experience in molecular biology, cloning and cell culture. Other Experience (helpful, but not required): * Bioinformatics analysis and/or coding. * Cellular models to study the safety and efficiency of gene therapy strategies. * Delivery of therapeutic genes to target tissues. * Construction or use of viral vectors. * Stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), CD34+ cells. * Knowledge of recombination mechanisms. * Extensive experience with cell culture. * Experience in genome engineering. * High-throughput and automation experience (Biomek 3000)

    Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine, led by Dr. Gang Bao, in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. The laboratory is located on the main campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The successful candidate will work on genetic engineering strategies involving zinc finger nucleases and TALE nucleases. Tasks include engineering and cloning novel DNA binding domains, testing nuclease function in vitro and in tissue culture. The postdoc will be asked to conduct a range of assays to determine the activity and specificity of the nucleases. The postdoc will also independently design, perform and troubleshoot further experiments to characterize the ability of the nucleases to edit endogenous genes. Candidates must have excellent technical skills, and an enthusiasm for developing and using new techniques. It is expected that the postdoc will: (1) archive all reagents; document all experiments and results, (2) present results at lab meetings and national/international scientific conferences, (3) publish results in major journals in the field, and (4) prepare and submit grant proposals - including applications for independent grant support.

    Please include 1) A cover letter summarizing your research interests and future career aspirations. 2) Your CV including bibliography and description of past research accomplishments and how they might apply to research in our lab. 4) Contact information for three references. Please include the word "Postdoc" in the subject line.

    Dr. TJ Cradick

    Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine Principal Investigator: Gang Bao Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University 313 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

    Post Doc
    Emory University School of Medicine
    11/28/2012

    For more details and information, please contact Roberto Pacifici, M.D.

    Our laboratory has pioneered the field of osteoimmunology. The laboratory is specialized in conducting in vivo studies in mice treated with PTH or subjected to ovariectomy. We use genetic models, retroviral transduction, bone marrow transplantation, T cell transfer and in vivo treatments with hormones, cytokines and antibodies. Typical end points include sophisticated flow cytometric analysis of bone marrow cells and microCT and histomorphometric analysis of bone structure. The lab is equipped with in vivo and in vitro microCT scanners. We have been the first to recognize that T cells play a pivotal role in the mechanism of action of estrogen and PTH in bone by regulating osteoclast and osteoblast development and function. We have shown that mice lacking T cells are protected against the bone loss induced by estrogen deficiency and hyperparathyroidism. We have has also shown that T cells regulate the number and function of mesenchymal stem cells. We are currently investigating the mechanism by which T cells mediate the expansion of hemopoietic stem cells caused by estrogen deficiency and PTH. Another main focus is to understand why “intermittent” PTH treatment causes bone anabolism while “continuous” PTH treatment causes bone loss. We hypothesize that the response to PTH depends on the effects of this hormone on T cell production of Wnt10b and TNF. A third project involves the use of intravital microscopy to study the effects of estrogen deficiency and PTH on the trafficking of T cells in the bone marrow. The laboratory is currently supported by 3 RO-1 grants, 1 DOD grant and a T32 grant.

    Roberto Pacifici, M.D.
    404.712.8420
    404.727.1300

    Emory University School of Medicine 101 Woodruf Circle, WMRB 1307 Atlanta GA 30322

    Post-doctoral research fellows
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    12/06/2012

    The applicants must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field, with experience in molecular biology, cloning and cell culture.

    Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine, led by Dr. Gang Bao, in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. The laboratory is located on the main campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The successful candidate will work on genetic engineering strategies involving zinc finger nucleases and TALE nucleases. Tasks include engineering and cloning novel DNA binding domains, testing nuclease function in vitro and in tissue culture. The postdoc will be asked to conduct a range of assays to determine the activity and specificity of the nucleases. The postdoc will also independently design, perform and troubleshoot further experiments to characterize the ability of the nucleases to edit endogenous genes. Candidates must have excellent technical skills, and an enthusiasm for developing and using new techniques.

    Several Positions Open.

    Dr. T.J. Cradick

    Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine Principal Investigator: Gang Bao 4th Floor MoSE /313 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

    Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Georgia Tech
    07/19/2012

    A Ph.D. in Chemistry with relevant experience in Chemical Education is required. Responsibilities include development and coordination for ongoing and new laboratory experiments and laboratory manual preparation. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy/interests and the names of three references online

    The Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator will be involved in the freshman chemistry program in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Initial responsibilities include: (i) development and coordination of new and on-going experiments; (ii) writing and publishing new experiments; (iii) training, supervision and evaluation of teaching assistants; (iv) coordination with the Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager; (v) coordinating with academic professionals throughout College of Science to create interdisciplinary laboratory experiences; (vi) liaise with School and Institute safety committees; (vii) direct chemical education research and dissemination; (ix) coordinate with the Director of Freshman Chemistry and Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager to generate and manage a laboratory budget; (x) academic advisement. Future responsibilities may include: (i) development, implementation, and assessment of new pedagogies; (ii) writing grants to support instructional/pedagogical activities; (iii) lecture instruction; (iv) freshman seminar instruction; (v) development of activities to enhance students' scientific writing skills.

    This is a full-time (12 month), non-tenure track position in the Academic Professional (general faculty) track at Georgia Tech. The individual will work closely with the Director of Freshman Chemistry, the Associate Director of Freshman Chemistry, and the Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager. (S)he will be a member of the team of Academic Professionals working with the academic faculty on all aspects of academic programs in the School.

    The School endeavors to provide high-quality educational experiences to students from a variety of majors across the Institute. Georgia Tech's cohort of entering students is among the most highly qualified at a public institution (the average SAT of entering students is approximately 2025 and average high school GPA of 3.90/4.00). The Freshman Chemistry program serves approximately 2,500 students per year (fall, spring, and summer semesters).

    Submit the following items online at this website:

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Teaching Statement(s) (optional)
    • Publication List(s) (optional)
    • Other Items (optional)
    • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)

    And anything else requested in the position description.

    Dr. Carrie Shepler
    Associate Director of Freshman Chemistry
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Georgia Tech
    09/14/2012

    A Ph.D. in Chemistry with relevant experience in Chemical Education is required. Responsibilities include development and employment of new pedagogies and technologies, assessment, and lecture instruction in the Freshman Chemistry program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy/interests and the names of three references online at:

    The Associate Director of Freshman Chemistry will be involved in all aspects of the freshman chemistry program in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Initial responsibilities include: (i) working closely with the freshman chemistry team to develop lecture, recitation, and technology components of the course and maintenance of these components; (ii) program assessment; (iii) lecture instruction (one section of any of the three freshman program courses per semester); (iv) academic advisement; (v) training and evaluation of teaching assistants; (vi) working with the Director of Freshman Chemistry on the management of existing publisher-provided web resources; (vii) chemical education research and dissemination. Future responsibilities may include: (i) development, implementation, and assessment of new pedagogies; (ii) preparation of grants to support instructional/pedagogical activities; (iii) freshman seminar instruction; (iv) development of activities to enhance students' scientific writing skills.

    This is a full-time (12 month), non-tenure track position in the Academic Professional (general faculty) track at Georgia Tech. The individual will work closely with the Director of Freshman Chemistry, the Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, and the Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager. (S)he will be a member of the team of Academic Professionals working with the academic faculty on all aspects of academic programs in the School.

    Submit the following items online at this website:

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Teaching Statement(s) (optional)
    • Publication List(s) (optional)
    • Other Items (optional)
    • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)
    Dr. Carrie Shepler
    Tenure Track Faculty Position
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Georgia Tech
    09/14/2012

    THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill one or more tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Biochemistry. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments with other campus units.

    Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vita and a summary of research plans, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates for advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, and the names of three references. All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:

    Submit the following items online at this website:

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Research Statement(s) (optional)
    • Teaching Statement(s) (optional)
    • Publication List(s) (optional)
    • Other Items (optional)
    • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )

    Georgia Institute of Technology
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    901 Atlantic Drive, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

    Tenure Track Faculty in Musculoskelatal Resarch
    Penn Center for Musculoskelatal Disorders
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    The successful applicant will have experience in an identified area of musculoskeletal research such as imaging, tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, or matrix biochemistry/biology. The candidate will be involved in teaching students, residents and research assistants. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in Education and Research.

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include developing an independent, extramurally-funded research program, as well as collaborating with other research and clinical faculty in the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders and elsewhere in the Penn community.

    Postdoctoral
    Life Sciences Institute, UBC
    University of British Columbia, Canada
    07/16/2012

    Applicants should have recently completed a PhD (2 years or less) and have related research experience in developmental biology and/or cell biology.

    A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Richman lab to investigate the function of non-canonical Wnt signaling during craniofacial development in the avian embryo.  Our lab has developed new tools in which to visualize cell organization in post-migratory neural crest-derived mesenchyme (Geetha-Loganathan et al. 2011, Dev Dyn 240:2108–2119). Approaches used will include in vivo grafting to the face, static and time-lapse confocal microscopy,l micromass culture and expression profiling of cells with perturbations of the non-canonical signaling pathways. This project will lead to the discovery of the morphogenetic mechanisms underlying species specific form as well as the basis for human craniofacial abnormalities. UBC has new core facilities for 3D imaging including Optical Projection Tomography, tunable laser confocal microscopy and μCT. Applicants should have recently completed a PhD (2 years or less) and have related research experience in developmental biology and/or cell biology. Salary support is available from research grants but applicants will be encouraged to apply for independent support. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three referees to:

    Dr. Joy Richman

    Dr. Joy Richman,
    Life Sciences Institute, UBC,
    2350 Health Sciences Mall,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3,
    CANADA

    Assistant/Associate Professor
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
    11/13/2012

    We are recruiting three exceptional faculty who will be capable of working together to coalesce and expand existing expertise in regenerative medicine, including, but not limited to, cardiac and musculoskeletal biology. Talented, ambitious, team-oriented faculty will be appointed at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in each of the following areas:

    Translational aspects of stem cells, specifically expertise in isolating, expanding and adapting patient-derived cells for clinical applications. Preferred applicants would have a combination of both clinical (DVM or MD) and laboratory (PhD) experience. The position will require frequent interactions with clinical faculty to identify needs and develop clinical projects at the Veterinary Health Complex.

    The development, manufacture and operation of custom bioreactors and robotics for targeted applications in regenerative medicine. We are seeking candidates with interest in scale-up issues of regenerative medicine manufacturing including automation and sensing, process development (including 3D scaffolds), and design/control of custom bioreactors targeted to cell therapies.

    Expertise in biomaterials development and characterization, specifically the development and clinical testing of three-dimensional scaffolds. Applicant should have a background in both in vitro and in vivo analyses of novel biomaterials he/she develops and an understanding of biomimetic extracellular stimuli that may regulate cell response (e.g., material, mechanical, chemical stimuli, etc).

    NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research
    Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN.
    10/11/2012

    Highly motivated applicants who have recently earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer/Material Science and Engineering, Pharmacology, Chemistry, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and interests: • Synthesis and chemical modification of peptides and nucleotides • Controlled radical polymerization and implementation of methods for orthogonal conjugation chemistries • Organic chemical synthesis and purification • Analytical techniques including GPC, HPLC, LC-MS, and NMR • Basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA, cytotoxicity tests, PCR, etc. • Testing drug carriers in vivo in animal models and on ex vivo human tissues • Plans to pursue an independent research career • Application for external funding

    This position will involve interdisciplinary research in the area of drug delivery and will include opportunities for collaboration with investigators in Engineering, Vascular Surgery, and Pathology at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is particularly well-suited for this collaborative research due to the immediate proximity between the top notch Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Medicine. The primary research focus of this project will be on the synthesis and testing of polymer-based bioconjugates and nanocarriers for drug delivery applications in vascular graft transplantation and regenerative medicine. This project also includes training in innovative technologies that can serve as a foundation for future research projects in diverse areas of medicine and basic science.

    Interested candidates should email their CV, including a detailed publication record, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Craig Duvall at craig.duvall@vanderbilt.edu. Additional information about ongoing research in biomaterials at Vanderbilt and access to the Duvall Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory website can be found at http://research.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/biomaterials/

    Craig L. Duvall, Ph.D.
    Injury Biomechanics
    InSciTech
    San Francisco & Atlanta
    09/29/2012

    An entry-level consultant should have at least a master’s degree, and a senior consultant preferably should have a doctoral degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field. Candidates will plan, direct, and conduct research, synthesize technical issues involving kinematics, dynamics, and human tolerances to analyze the mechanism of injuries resulting from a wide variety of accidents.

    InSciTech is a specialized engineering and scientific consulting firm providing services to solve complex problems faced by manufacturing companies, insurers, government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Our services include those in the area of litigation consulting for motor vehicle collisions, industrial and workplace accidents, mechanical failures, and other matters involving property damage and human injury. We provide expert testimony in the courtroom as needed.

    Additional qualifications include outstanding verbal and written communication skills, excellent and creative problem solving ability, and strong desire to work in a fast growing consulting environment. InSciTech offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 401(k) program.

    Dr. Tara Khatua
    415.974.0701

    InSciTech, 185 Berry Street, Suite # 3700, San Francisco, CA – 94107

    Principal Investigator
    Bioinformatics Institute
    Republic of Singapore
    07/04/2012
    • PhD degree in a relevant area and a notable publication record
    • Stron analytical skills, especially in the area of bioimage informatics applications
    • Experienced in combining computational methodologies with biological experimental work to further biological discoveries

    Principal Investigator Position in Bioimaging Informatics The Imaging Informatics Division at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Agency of Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), Republic of Singapore, invites applications for a junior or senior principal-investigator (PI) position in the area of bioimage informatics. The successful candidate will establish and lead an independent research team in the division that focuses on the development of automated image analysis methods of cells/tissues and their application for the understanding of biomolecular mechanisms in a biologically or clinically relevant problem, for example in cancer biology, developmental biology, cell biology, systems biology or biomechanics. BII has a strong focus on internationally competitive fundamental research as well as on translational outreach towards clinical and industrial applications. The Imaging Informatics Division is multi-disciplinary with a wide range of expertise in computer vision and machine learning and its relevance with regard to developmental biology, systems biology and clinical medicine. Advanced computer and microscopic facilities are available within BII. We are looking for a candidate who is independent-minded, can work well in a team environment, and willing to collaborate with experimental laboratories. The job scope includes: • Application of automated bioimage analysis to a relevant biological or clinical problem with the goal of elucidating genome-phenotype relationships and the mechanisms linking the two. • Recruit and lead an independent group. • Involvement in education of PhD students and, to a minor degree, of MSc students. The position provides a three-year unlimitedly renewable contract with competitive benefits. The search will continue until the position is filled (at least until 30th June 2012). For more information, please visit The Imaging Informatics Division.

    Interested applicants should send their CV, statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three references. The application is expected to be accompanied with the outline of a research project that the applicant plans to work on during his time as PI in BII.

    Dr. Lee Hwee Kuan
    Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Extremity Trauma & Regenerative Medicine
    US Army Institute of Surgical Research
    Fort Sam Houston Texas
    06/30/2012

    Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, independent individuals with a PhD in bioengineering, physiology, cell biology, microbiology, or a related field. Candidates must have exceptional laboratory and written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team.

    The Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Task Area at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral positions. Experience with large and small animals, tissue culture, histology and molecular biological techniques are essential. The successful candidate will be joining a research program that focuses on the repair of skin, muscle and bone injuries and infection control to improve extremity trauma outcomes. Emphasis is placed on transitioning products from pre-clinical to clinical testing in a collaborative environment involving researchers and clinicians. The USAISR is co-located with San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in San Antonio, TX, which enables the research organization to have a unique in-depth understanding of combat injuries and civilian trauma and the clinical challenges faced by the physicians and surgeons who treat them. This creates a unique environment for translational research.

    To apply, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and career goals, and email contact information for three references to: regenmed@amedd.army.mil

    210.539.3877

    Extremity Trauma Research and Regenerative Medicine 3689 Chambers Pass BHT1 Fort Sam Houston Texas, 78234 FAX 210-539-3877

    Senior Quality Engineer - AHT
    New Product Development- ASDD
    Andover, MA
    05/10/2012

    • B.S. Degree in Engineering discipline; Graduate degree preferred.
    • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a Quality Engineering role for a pharmaceutical or class II or III medical device company.
    • A thorough understanding of Class III Design Controls and new product development practices is required.
    • Full understanding of process validations is required.
    • Experience leading and working with internal and external teams (suppliers) through end-to-end projects.
    • Ability to educate teams and organization on Design Controls and related topics.
    • Demonstrated capability of applying risk management concepts and tools.
    • Understanding of the biotechnology industry including combination devices.
    • Hands-on expertise in one or more areas including secondary packaging, device development, aseptic product development, and manufacturing.
    • Well developed teamwork and collaboration skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing. Experience working in a global environment is a plus.
    • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills including hands-on working knowledge of statistics and familiarity with sampling plans including SPC, SQC, DOE, pass-fail strategies, Six Sigma / DMAIC and analysis of process variations is required.
    • Intimate knowledge in a fabrication environment is a plus (both polymers and metals).
    • Ability to learn and use standard and complex engineering test equipment is required.

    As an integral player within the Quality organization, this position will contribute within a team-oriented, fast-paced new product development process for the Advanced Healing Technology Franchise. This position will also be responsible for integrating design and development process and manufacturing practices and processes with quality functions in order to produce high quality, safe and effective Medical Devices. The ideal candidate will have proven results with implementing Design Control practices from developing and documenting “User Needs” to final “Design Validations”. Interaction between Manufacturing and R&D Engineers as well as Manufacturing personnel with focus on ISO13485, 21CFR820, ISO14971 and GLP regulations will be the primary responsibility.

    For more information about this opportunity, visit www.smith-nephew.com

    Director, Product Development
    AHT Franchise - ASDD
    Andover, MA
    05/10/2012

    • B.S. Degree in Science or Engineering discipline required. M.S. or Ph.D. preferred.
    • 10+ years’ product development experience required; pharmaceutical or Class II and Class III medical device experience required. Orthobiologics experience a plus.
    • 5+ years of demonstrated leadership in all aspects of project management (e.g., planning, executing, reporting and publishing), in the medical device industry. Proven track record of developing product from concept phase to commercial launch.
    • Must be competent in therapeutic area including reading & understanding of therapeutic area literature and attendance at scientific & professional society meetings. Orthobiologics focus.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, conflict management, and problem solving skills.
    • Considerable organization awareness (e.g., inter-relationship of departments, business priorities), including significant experience working cross-functionally and in global teams.
    • Ability to interface with external customers, project teams, and all levels of management
    • Proven track record of developing teams and motivating employees to achieve company goals

    Reporting to the Franchise Leader of Advanced Healing Technologies (AHT), the Product Development Director oversees and implements product development policies, objectives, and initiatives at the franchise level. This role will be globally accountable for the planning, development, execution, and management of AHT’s product development projects in order to achieve strategic and operational objectives. Provides leadership to AHT’s technical team and is responsible for all project deliverables. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring cross-functional project team is adequately resourced; developing and maintaining realistic project budget forecasts; developing comprehensive global product development plans; and ensuring all work is performed per internal, ISO, and regulatory standards. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Provides institutional and project specific technical and scientific leadership with a “lead not follow” approach.

    For more information about this opportunity, visit www.smith-nephew.com

    Market Manager
    AHT Franchise - ASDD
    Andover, MA
    05/10/2012

    • Five+ years of successful business experience in Class II and Class III medical devices or pharmaceuticals.
    • Three+ years of marketing experience desired. Prior sales experience a plus.
    • Organizational Skills (including Time Management). Ability to handle multi concurrent projects and tasks.
    • Self-Motivated and Results Driven, Sales Planning, Analytical Skills, Communication Skills.
    • Personable, Energetic, Responsive, Confident and Honest.

    Reporting to the Head of Marketing, Advanced Healing Technologies (AHT), the market manager has direct project or product line responsibility. This role is accountable for developing and implementing business and marketing plans for specific AHT products and related services. This includes: market strategy, product launches, product life cycle management, pricing, customer segmentation and position, and competitive analysis. In addition, this role will be responsible for development of downstream marketing materials and tactics including advertising, PR, market research, publications, forecasting, budgeting, and support activities.

    For more information about this opportunity , visit www.smith-nephew.com

    Technology Manager
    Tech Assessment & Emerging Therapies ASDD
    Andover, MA
    05/10/2012

    • Five years related experience with a PhD in Science or Engineering, OR
    • Eight years related experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering combined with an MBA
    • Experience establishing research collaborations required; experience licensing new technologies and business development a plus
    • Demonstrated strategic and business aptitude
    • Ability to effectively lead, direct, coach, motivate and manage a cross-functional team; ability to influence at all levels in an organization; excellent collaboration and negotiation skills
    • Innovative, creative, self-motivated and results driven; ability to drive change
    • Ability to effectively network, both internally & externally; excellent interpersonal & communication skills, both written & verbal; excellent presentation skills

    Responsible for planning, developing, and executing TA&ET’s external research initiatives. This person will focus on building a robust external research & technology network including universities, research institutes, and technology incubators. The Technology Manager will identify and foster innovative solutions that address technology needs across the Advanced Surgical Devices Division (ASDD). This person will assess the technical and business risk of external opportunities, and build analyses of new market opportunities. Additional responsibilities include: developing plans to establish the feasibility of promising external technologies, managing the execution of external collaborations, and formulating a plan to monitor potentially disruptive technology trends.

    For more information about this opportunity and all Endoscopy positions, www.smith-nephew.com. Interested employees apply online and complete a job posting application. Return the form to Kathleen Riley (Recruiter) by the closing date. Interested employees must ensure that their manager (and HR Dept, if applicable) is aware of their posting.

    Director, Marketing
    AHT Franchise - ASDD
    Andover, MA
    05/10/2012

    • B.S. Degree in Marketing or related field required. MBA preferred.
    • Eight+ years of marketing experience with experience specific to Class II and Class III medical device marketing. Prior sales experience a plus.
    • Previous market development and global product launch experience in the medical device industry. Experience managing product P&L.
    • Ability to influence at all levels in an organization; excellent collaboration and negotiation skills. Ability to lead projects and execute through others. Demonstrated record of leadership, success, and teamwork.
    Innovative approach with self-motivation and resiliency. Excellent coaching skills.

    Reporting to the Franchise Leader, this role has global marketing responsibility for the Advanced Healing Technologies (AHT) line of products. The head of marketing will be accountable for product management and marketing activities on the franchise level. This person will lead the product marketing team in strategy development and execution, product portfolio management, pricing, positioning, product launches, competitive analysis, advertising, surgeon champion support, market research, publications, forecasting, budgeting, policy setting, and support activities. Responsible for the creation and execution of innovative marketing plans and associated programs that drive targeted revenue and operating profit for the portfolio. The primary focus for the position will be on market development and downstream marketing of transformational technology in the orthobiologics space. The position will emphasize driving change and innovation and executing on a level that benefits not only the AHT franchise but also the Advanced Surgical Devices division.

    For more information about this opportunity, visit www.smith-nephew.com

    Kathleen Riley
    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN STEM CELLS
    Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory - Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
    06/20/2012

    The candidates should have a recent Ph.D. preferably in Stem Cells, Cell Biology or related disciplines with strong cellular and molecular biology expertise including cell culture, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry analysis, qRT-PCR, and generation of expressing vectors.

    A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University (website). The research is focused on differentiation of cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and will be conducted in collaboration with investigators in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. The candidates will conduct independent research and collaborate with members in the group and are expected to actively participate in experimental planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

    To apply please send curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing
    your research experience and interests to Dr. Chunhui Xu via email at chunhui.xu@emory.edu

    Dr. Chunhui Xu
    404.727.7774
    404.727.6024
    Technical Specialist
    McKenna Long & Aldridge
    Washington, DC
    04/30/2012

    The Washington office of McKenna Long & Aldridge seeks a Technical Specialist with experience either in a law firm, business or the USPTO focused on patent prosecution to join our Intellectual Property Department in Washington DC. A master’s degree or higher level of education in Electrochemistry, Inorganic Material Science, Physics or Chemistry is required. A former patent examiner or a research scientist in the fields of Secondary Batteries / Lithium-Ion Batteries is required. Candidate should have strong communication, analytical and writing skills as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. Please apply via our website at www.mckennalong.com. McKenna Long & Aldridge is an equal opportunity employer. Candidate inquiries only.

    Megan McGrath

    Please send resume and law school transcript to: Ms. Megan McGrath Legal Recruitment Manager McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP 1900 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 mcmcgrath@mckennalong.com

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Biomedical Engineering)
    Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
    Boston, MA
    04/20/2012

    A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related field is required. Experience in recombinant gene technology, bio-orthogonal chemistry, local drug delivery, and/or innate and adaptive immunity is desirable.

    NIH funded postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Elliot Chaikof at Harvard Medical School, the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/224), and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to focus on strategies to improve islet transplantation for the treatment of diabetes. Investigations will seek to develop new strategies to limit thrombotic and innate immune responses at the time of transplantation to improve early and late outcomes.

    Submit CV and three references to challer@bidmc.harvard.edu.

    Elliott Chaikof
    Monsanto summer internship opportunities
    Monsanto
    Various through U.S.
    02/14/2012

    Current enrollment in BS or MS degree program in Biology, Agronomy, plant science, soil science, or related field
    Sophomore standing or higher (but not yet graduated)
    Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
    Willingness/ability to relocate for the summer if necessary
    Detail and results-orientation with the ability to work in a team-based environment
    Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills

    The Monsanto Technology Intern Program is committed to providing students with the unique opportunity to gain a practical, first-hand understanding of Monsanto's Interns receive the guidance of Researchers who outline general responsibilities, provide regular feedback, assist in project assignment and completion, and allow students gain exposure not only to the Research ; Development organization, but also to the other Monsanto functions. Interns receive hands-on experience at one of our North American research locations. During this paid, 3-month summer assignment.

    At the completion of the internship, each Intern presents her/his findings to an audience of peers and to Monsanto Researchers. End of Summer Presentations are hosted at a designated Monsanto site, where Interns network with scientists and learn more about future career opportunities at Monsanto.

    Students could work in a variety of specialized areas including:

    Biotechnology 
    Monsanto's Biotechnology organization provides summer internship opportunities in both the lab and field setting. Our summer 2012 internships will be hosted in Cambridge, MA; Jerseyville, IL; Middleton, WI; Mystic, CT; Kihei, HI; Dayton, IA, Owatonna MN; Lubbock, TX; Manhattan, KS; Williamsburg, IA; Huxley, IA; and St. Louis, MO. Breeding 

    Breeding 
    Interns receive hands-on experience in plant pathology and entomology within a commercial setting. Three month Interns or six month Coops are hosted in CA, MN, WI, IL OH, IN, NC, MO, KS, GA, TX, SC, AZ, MS, IA, and SD. 

    Chemistry 
    Monsanto's Chemistry organization provides summer internship opportunities in a lab setting is St. Louis, MO. Regulatory Monsanto's 

    Regulatory 
    Affairs organization will host summer interns at Monsanto's Global Headquarters in St. Louis, MO 

    Daily transportation to the Monsanto site is required and will be the responsibility of the Intern. All assignments are paid and offer you the ability to be a contributing member of the team with meaningful responsibilities, and provide you a realistic look at a career with Monsanto. These program s help us assess your career potential as the majority of our 'new graduate' hiring comes from interns and co-ops. It's a great way to get the inside track on how an industry leader like Monsanto works. 

    Desired Skills/Experience: 

    • Database skills and previous internship completed in related area Interns must plan to return to academic studies the semester there internship or co/op in order to qualify for the program. 

     

    GT students are asked to please send a copy of their resume to Colly Mitchell after application is submitted.

    Colly Mitchell
    Research Specialist, Lead (lab manager)
    Department of Pediatrics
    Emory University
    01/31/2012

    This position requires a BS or MS degree in Cell Biology or related discipline. Experience with cell culture and skills in
    cellular and molecular technology such as flow cytometry analysis and qRT-PCR are highly preferred. This position requires excellent skills in problem solving, communication, and organized record keeping.

    The candidate is expected to conduct independent research
    and provide technical support to postdoctoral fellows. This candidate is also expected to act as the lab manager for the Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University.

    To apply please send curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your research experience and interests to Dr. Chunhui Xu via email at chunhui.xu@emory.edu or
    via fax at 404-727-5737.

    Dr. Chunhui Xu
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Stem Cells)
    Department of Pediatrics
    Emory University
    02/15/2012

    The candidates should have a recent Ph.D. preferably in Stem Cells, Cell Biology or related disciplines with strong cellular and molecular biology expertise including cell culture, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry analysis, qRT-PCR, and generation of expressing vectors.

    Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University (related publications). The research is focused on differentiation of cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and will be conducted in collaboration with investigators in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. The candidates will conduct independent research and collaborate with members in the group and are expected to actively participate in experimental planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

    Dr. Chunhui Xu
    404.727.5737
    Post-doctoral fellow in biomaterials synthesis (Temenoff/McDevitt Laboratories)
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA
    02/29/2012

    A Ph.D. in chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or bioengineering, and significant experience in biomaterials synthesis and development, proteomics and wound healing/injury modeling (or some combination thereof) is highly desired. Experience with cell culture (preferably stem cells), modern molecular and biochemical techniques, and histological and functional tissue analysis is strongly preferred. Excellent communications skills, as well as a proven ability to work collaboratively with others and consistently exhibit creative trouble-shooting skills are necessary attributes.

    An immediate opening is available for a post-doctoral research fellow to work on a newly funded NIH project to engineer a new class of biomaterials capable of delivering morphogens secreted by stem cells as a novel route to stimulate wound healing and tissue regeneration in mammalian species. This is a joint project between the McDevitt and Temenoff laboratories at Georgia Tech.

    The primary responsibilities will be to 1) synthesize and characterize biomaterials capable of efficiently capturing morphogenic growth factors secreted by stem cells, 2) develop and conduct in vitro bioactivity studies with various types of somatic cell populations in response to treatment with stem cell morphogen-laden biomaterials, and 3) design and execute small animal studies with rodents to evaluate the functional ability of such materials to benefit tissue repair processes.

    In addition to performing the aforementioned experimental work independently, individual(s) will be expected to work effectively with other researchers within the lab as well as between the laboratories of the collaborating investigators.

    Johnna S. Temenoff
    404.385.5026
    BW SMEs Apply Here for Exciting Opportunity to Support Our Nation's Security!
    Noblis
    Falls Church, VA (suburb of Washington, DC)
    excellent salary and benefits with matching retirement contributions
    02/29/2012

    In this dynamic, mission-critical role, you will apply all your technical and analytical skills to create innovative solutions to real-world, time-sensitive, scientific and technical problems to enhance our nation’s security.

    Your responsibilities will include:

    Provide biological subject matter expertise, particularly WMD, to the Intelligence Community.
    Assist in advanced technology exploration and technical reviews during daily interactions with the clients.
    Plan, prepare, and deliver on-time Technical Assessments, Feasibility Studies, Market Surveys, Technology Transfer Plans, and Technology Watch Studies.
    Support operational planning and experimental testing with short or no-notice; some CONUS travel is required.

    PhD with a minimum 10 years’ experience in Biochemistry, Virology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or other related areas applicable to biological WMD.
    Currently possess TS/SCI w/full scope poly or be eligible for immediate recertification
    Minimum of 6 years working Chemical/Biological issues for, or in support of, the Federal Government, DoD, or the Intelligence Community.
    Innovative bench-level research experience in modern biological techniques is highly desired, additional field research skills a plus.
    Ability to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers, extramural researchers, and government sponsors.
    Ability to interpret, report, and present findings to a wide audience.
    Excellent technical, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    Ability to interpret broad scientific or technical requirements into specific, executable tasks
    Excellent time management and organizational skills.
    Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team and build relationships across Noblis.

    Elizabeth Altizer
    Post-doctoral research fellow
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    04/01/2012

    A Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences or bioengineering, and significant experience in one or more of the areas of: molecular and cell biology (especially with stem cells), biomaterials, and microscale technologies is highly desired. Experience with biochemical, histological and immunochemical analysis, as well as quantitative image and morphometric analysis is strongly preferred. Some experience with computational modeling and statistical analyses would be advantageous. Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as a proven track record of working collaboratively with others and consistently exhibiting creative trouble-shooting skills are necessary attributes for this position.

    An immediate opening is available for a post-doctoral research fellow to work on engineering of the 3D microenvironment of stem cells for directed differentiation and morphogenesis. Current efforts in the laboratory focus on the use of microparticle and microfluidic based approaches to control exogenous delivery and endogenous secretion of morphogenic factors in the local microenvironment of 3D stem cell aggregates. In addition to planning, conducting and analyzing experimental studies independently, qualified individual(s) will be expected to work effectively and cooperatively with fellow researchers in the laboratory as well as with collaborating investigators from other labs. This work is supported by funding from the NIH and NSF.

    Interested and qualified applicants should submit a CV, a short statement of interest and a list of at least 3 potential references directly to Dr. McDevitt via email.

    Todd C. McDevitt, Ph.D.
    404.385.6647
    404.894.4243

    The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University
    313 Ferst Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

    Post Doctoral Fellow (two openings)
    Emory University
    School of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Division
    02/17/2012

    The candidates should have a recent Ph.D. preferably in Stem Cells, Cell Biology or related disciplines with strong cellular and molecular biology expertise including cell culture, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry analysis, qRT-PCR, and generation of expressing vectors. The candidates will conduct independent research and collaborate with members in the group and are expected to actively participate in experimental planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

    Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University (related publications). The research is focused on differentiation of cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and will be conducted in collaboration with investigators in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Emory University.

    To apply please send curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your research experience and interests.

    Dr. Chunhui Xu
    404.727.5737

    Emory University School of Medicine
    2015 Uppergate Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30322

    Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
    School Of Materials Science and Engineering - Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, GA
    02/16/2012

    Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a materials-related discipline, have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in their specific discipline(s) with a high degree of national/international recognition, and have an exemplary record of consensus-based academic leadership. The successful candidate should also possess: effective strategic and communication skills with a clear vision for leading the School toward higher levels of excellence within a multidisciplinary environment; an ability to lead by example via an active program of engaged teaching and individual research; the ability to be an effective champion for the School while maintaining and fostering good relations with other Schools and Colleges; capabilities to establish and continue successful relationships with federal and state agencies, and private foundations, as well as alumni, industry, and prospective donors. The candidate should have a strong track record of research funding, and be willing to work closely with the Development Director(s), faculty, and Georgia Tech administration to raise funds from private and public sources for the current and future capital campaigns.

    The School of MSE has an outstanding faculty of 38 primary, tenure-track members that include 18 Fellows of one or more professional societies, 5 Regents Professors, 3 Endowed Chairs, and 2 members of the National Academy of Engineering. The School has an enrollment of 295 undergraduate students, and 14 M.S. and 148 Ph.D. graduate students. The Undergraduate program is ranked 6th, and the Graduate program is ranked 8th, by the 2011 survey in U.S. News and World Report. The annual externally-funded research budget of the School exceeds $16M. Focal areas of research (alphabetical order) include: Advanced Structural Materials; Biologically Enabled and Bio-inspired Materials; Computational Design, Modeling, and Simulations; Electronic and Optical Materials; Energy Storage and Harvesting; Fibers and Composites; Multiscale Structural and Chemical Characterization; Nanomaterials and Nano-engineered Devices; and Polymers and Macromolecules. The multidisciplinary research of the School involves strong interactions with other Schools and Colleges across campus (e.g., 13 faculty from other Schools hold secondary appointments in MSE). More information about the School can be found at www.mse.gatech.edu. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Engineering and is responsible for all administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions within the School.

    Applicants should apply online (http://applymsechair.gatech.edu) with the following: a cover letter; a vision statement for the School; a current CV describing research, teaching, and academic leadership; statements of research interest and teaching philosophy; 3 representative publications; and contact information for at least 5 references. Questions and nominations should be addressed to Prof. Larry McIntire, Chair of the MSE Search Committee (larry.mcintire@bme.gatech.edu). The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal education and employment opportunity institution.

    Larry McIntire
    Executive Commercialization Officer- Life Sciences
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA
    03/07/2012

    Basic Qualifications:
    Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or Engineering.
    Experience:
    • Minimum of 10 years of cumulative experience in a leadership role in a corporate business development office, at a university-based office of technology licensing, or in another relevant industry position, with extensive experience in analyzing, developing, and commercializing life science technologies

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Education
    • Advanced degree in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Business or Law.
    Specialized skills:
    • An expansive and demonstrable network of contacts in the life sciences industry, the life sciences venture community, and other academic institutions
    • Very strong leadership qualities with the ability to develop and guide the implementation of long-term strategic plans
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

    JOB PURPOSE:
    The Executive Commercialization Officer is responsible for the evaluation, development, marketing and commercialization of the GT intellectual assets in the life sciences.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Facilitating the evaluation, development, marketing, and commercialization of GT intellectual assets in the life sciences
    • Nurturing a culture of entrepreneurial spirit within GT’s life sciences technology translation pipeline, from invention to commercialization
    • Providing informational and educational programs and support to faculty inventors interested in the translation of life sciences inventions into the public sector
    • Building consensus about and understanding of “translational research” and providing leadership in moving technologies from investigative to translational phase
    • Developing funding sources for translational research including participation in the development of proposals for funding translational research
    • Acting as a life sciences liaison between GT and potential industry partners, investors, and other academic institutions
    • Developing programs, and advocating for, and adhering to suitable budgets for translational activities in the life sciences
    • As it relates to life sciences, leading the effort by and among multiple GT stakeholders towards GT’s strategic goal of Institutional Effectiveness
    • Coordinating the efforts of a small entrepreneurial team of associates to assist the translation of life science and biomedical discoveries.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Brandi Foley-Rodgers
    404.385.3623
    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN STEM CELLS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING
    The Department of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering - UC Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
    03/03/2012

    The ideal candidate should be able to conduct independent and interdisciplinary research that integrates basic science and engineering principles with clinically relevant problems in stem cell and tissue engineering.

    The Department of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering is seeking two postdoctoral fellows in the areas of stem cell engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or another relevant scientific field. Specific areas of interest include control of stem cell fate determination and human stem cell derived cardiac tissue models. Expertise in human stem cell culture is required.

    Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references to Prof. Kevin E. Healy.

    Prof. Kevin E. Healy

    University of California, Berkeley
    370 Hearst Memorial Mining Bldg. #1760
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    Assistant Professor of Physiology
    The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University
    Athens, OH
    12/01/2011

    The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, OH seeks a tenure-track
    Assistant Professor in physiology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, relevant
    postdoctoral training, and evidence of scholarly research.

    We seek to hire a candidate who has expertise in vertebrate or invertebrate physiology and
    whose research interests complement the current strengths within the department in physiology.
    The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded
    research program, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate in undergraduate and
    graduate teaching in physiology. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory
    anatomy and physiology courses for the nursing program (BSN).

    Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and
    teaching philosophy, to http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1337. To ensure full
    consideration, please submit application materials before December 1, 2011. The position will
    remain open until filled.

    Senior Faculty Position
    University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Rochester, NY
    01/18/2012

    Applicants must have a record of research and/or industry activity in medical technology development that will warrant appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

    The University of Rochester invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Center for Medical Technology Innovation (CMTI). This new Center will focus on translational research and the development of collaborative projects between physicians, students, faculty and business. Applicants must have a record of research and/or industry activity in medical technology development that will warrant appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Director of the Center will be expected to foster collaborations that produce innovative and commercially viable engineering solutions to clinical problems, and to develop and manage dynamic educational programs in medical technology design and translation. The University of Rochester provides an exceptionally rich environment for clinical collaboration and translational science. The Biomedical Engineering department is a short walk from the University of Rochester Medical Center, one of the original sites for the NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The University is also home to the Center for Entrepreneurship, which offers educational programs in technical entrepreneurship with participating faculty from both the Hajim School of Engineering and the Simon Graduate School of Business. The establishment of the CMTI has enjoyed enthusiastic support from both the Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is viewed as a major strategic direction for the Department of Biomedical Engineering. In addition to this search for the CMTI directorship, the University is seeking biomedical engineering faculty with research interests in translational medicine that will strengthen the CMTI. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Applicants should post the following to: www.rochester.edu/fort/bmecmti -

    A CV; A statement of experience in medical technology design and translation; A statement of vision for an education program in medical design and translation; A short description of a sustainable business model for a university-based center in medical design and translation; The names of at least four references

    Dr. James McGrath Chair, Director of CMTI Search Committee

    Biomedical Engineering University of Rochester
    Box 270168
    Rochester, NY 14627-0168

    Faculty Opening
    Stanford Mechanical Engineering
    Standford University
    01/10/2012

    An earned doctorate, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching are required. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University (http://me.stanford.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broad area of Biomechanical Engineering. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, mechanobiology, cell mechanics, transport phenomena in biological systems, bioinspired design, design and analysis of biodevices or bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, and modeling of physiological systems. In general, we give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work than to the area of specialization.

    The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2011. However, applications will be accepted
    until the position is filled.
    Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of
    its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority
    groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and
    teaching missions.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Cell Constructs, Inc.
    Atlanta, GA
    01/06/2012

    The Postdoctoral Associate must exhibit exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in designing and implementing research plans that contribute to the development of novel cell therapy product concepts and proprietary biomaterials. This person will be an integral member of our team and have an outstanding work ethic and dedication toward achieving the company's goals.

    *Recent PhD degree in biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, or related field

    *Experience with biochemical research methods, biomaterials technology, and mouse surgery

    *Excellent communication skills, flexibility, and enthusiasm for working in an R&D start-up venture

    • Develop biomaterials to be used as microcarriers and stem cell delivery vehicles.
    • Assist with in vivo studies using various strains of inbred mice

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
    by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
    responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to
    perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed

    Hilal Arnouk, MD, PhD (Director of R&D)

    Cell Constructs, Inc.
    58 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 124
    Atlanta, GA 30303-2921

    Postdoctoral Fellow, J.E. Babensee and M.L. Kemp laboratories
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Petit Biotechnology Building at Georgia Tech
    NIH guidelines
    11/30/2011

    Interested candidates should have as Ph.D. in engineering or a basic science (e.g., biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, biology). Experience in at least some of the following techniques is preferred (but not necessary): mammalian cell culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, siRNA, Luminex, statistical modeling. The ability to contribute productively in a multidisciplinary team environment is essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    A postdoctoral fellow is sought for immediate hire to work on a project that will use a systems biology/computational analysis of dendritic cell (DC) responses to infer the receptors (and combinations thereof) that DCs use to recognize and respond to biomaterials. The goals of this project are to 1) develop a model of how DCs integrate information from multiple receptor families concurrently to elicit phenotypic plasticity and 2) use this model to elucidate the key receptor families used by DCs to recognize and respond to biomaterials. The project will develop expertise in experimental design, analysis of immune cell outcome responses, and statistical modeling of immune cell responses. Specific techniques to be used include culture of human peripheral blood derived DCs and treatment with biomaterials, assessment of DC responses (e.g. surface marker expression, cytokine release and activation of signaling pathways using multiplex technology), and validation of receptor families using siRNAs. Furthermore, partial least squares regression (PLSR) statistical modeling of the DC response data set to known ligand presentation will be used to derive receptor families harnessed by biomaterials. This is an NIH R21-funded collaborative research project between Dr. Julia Babensee and Dr. Melissa Kemp, both in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech and Emory University. The laboratories of these two investigators are adjacent in the Petit Biotechnology Building at Georgia Tech and the postodoctoral fellow will work closely with both laboratories and investigators.

    Interested applicants should forward by e-mail to Dr. Julia E. Babensee a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

    Julia E. Babensee, Ph.D.
    404.385.0130
    404.894.2291

    Julia E. Babensee, Ph.D.,
    Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech,
    315 Ferst Dr.
    Atlanta, GA, 30332-0535

    Computer science engineer
    Emory University
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
    09/17/2011

    1. A professional level of knowledge in engineering technology and computer programming generally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science. 2. A strong background in C++ and MATLAB programming, as well as, real-time systems is essential.

    Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigators and/or Postdoctoral Fellows at Emory University’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine (CRM). The full-time research engineer evaluates need for, develops, fabricates, tests, installs, adjusts and maintains electronics and mechanical devices used in the CRM research laboratories. Consistently demonstrates support of the CRM statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

    Randy Trumbower

    1441 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30322