Biomedical Engineering

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Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis

DAVIS, Calif. Nov. 1, 2017  The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor level position. The Department has 35 faculty members and is ranked 14th in the nation and 2nd in California in annual research expenditures (NSF rankings). The Department has existing strengths in the areas of tissue engineering, cellular and molecular engineering, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, micro/nano systems, therapeutics, and computational/systems biology. Additional information about the Department may be found at http://bme.ucdavis.edu.

A Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or in a related quantitative discipline is required. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses, and be willing to help establish an innovative multi-disciplinary curriculum in the field of biomedical engineering. Candidates whose research interests complement, yet clearly extend, existing research strengths are particularly encouraged to apply.

While all areas of expertise will be considered, candidates with a background in immuno-engineering are preferred along with the ability to contribute to and benefit from existing research strengths within the Department (e.g., in quantitative biology, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, nanotechnology/nanotherapeutic drug delivery, degenerative diseases, and imaging/optics). In addition, the research program of successful candidates is expected to integrate various campus strengths (e.g., of the School of Medicine, the College of Biological Sciences, and the School of Veterinary Medicine).

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01896. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, brief statements of research and teaching plans, and 3-5 letters of reference. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee at esilva@ucdavis.edu.

The deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UC Davis is 10th among public research universities in the nation and is the only California University with both a Medical School and a School of Veterinary Medicine.  The College of Engineering integrates teaching, research, and service to society, defining the frontiers of engineering knowledge, and training the next generation of engineers to address the emerging needs of the nation and the world.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is the newest Department in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. The Department is housed in the interdisciplinary Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building alongside faculty in the Genome Center and several School of Medicine programs, including Pharmacology. The Department is also home to the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, a state-of-the-art facility for in vivo imaging in animal models, and TEAM (Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine). A new undergraduate major has been developed and the Department also plays an integral role in the interdisciplinary campus-wide Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Teaching Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track teaching faculty position.

Applicants will teach core undergraduate and graduate courses, and help evolve an innovative multi-disciplinary curriculum in the field of biomedical engineering.

Candidates should have strong interest and background in engineering design, and a record of effective and innovative teaching at the interface between Engineering, Biology, Physiology and Medicine.

Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or in a related quantitative discipline is required.

The deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit all materials via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01852.

For additional details: http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Postdoctoral Associate Position Available

The Immuno-Modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate. Please see the description for the position below.

Position Description: A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study phagocyte biology at the molecular and cellular scale using transcriptomics and optical imaging. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects aimed at understanding controlled vomocytosis in phagocytic cells. For this highly collaborative position, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with other faculty in the Biomedical Engineering department, and researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.

Position Requirements: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a related field with demonstrated expertise working in biomaterials, transcriptomics, and immunology. Qualified applicants must have experience working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise using various biomedical imaging modalities, RNA seq, and flow cytometry. We seek highly self-motivated individuals with the appropriate skillset.

Application: Interested candidates should email a single PDF file including a letter of interest, CV and three letters of reference (including referee contact information) to Dr. Jamal Lewis. Email: jamlewis@ucdavis.edu
For more information, please visit http://www.ucdavislewislab.com

Simon Lab Postdoctoral Position

The Simon laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis is seeking PhDs and MD/PhDs who are interested in studying innate immunity at the molecular and cellular scale using optical imaging and microfluidics. Prospective candidates training background may include but are not limited to: (1) Immunology, (2) Biophysics/Biochemistry/Bioengineering, and (3) Molecular biology. Preference will be given to applicants with strong hands-on experience and knowledge in microscopy, flow cytometry, cell biology, and microfabrication based lab-chip technology, as well as strong data analysis/modeling skills. We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals rather than candidates with specific research areas/skills. All PhDs and MD/ PhDs with good scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply. We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment to support a career in immune-biology and biomedical engineering.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, and contact information for three references to: sisimon@ucdavis.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tissue Engineering

A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study tissue engineering to promote bone repair and wound healing. The successful candidate will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)-funded multidisciplinary projects focused on evaluating dynamic changes in engineered tissues. This position is highly collaborative, working closely with other faculty in the Biomedical Engineering department, surgeonsat UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field with demonstrated expertise working with stem and progenitor cells, biomaterials, excellent cell culture skills, and a strong background in molecular biology and tissue engineering.

Qualified applicants must have experience working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise designing and characterizing hydrogels, working with small animals, and those who have a strong track record as graduate students of engineering, materials science, and/or biological research as evidenced by their published work.

Apply to Kent Leach at jkleach@ucdavis.edu by submitting the following in a single PDF:

1. Cover letter describing your experience and goals
2. Your current CV
3. Contact information for at least 3 references

For more info: http://bme.ucdavis.edu/leachlab/

Postdoctoral Scholars in Microfabrication/Microfluidics

Position:      Postdoctoral Scholars in Microfabrication/Microfluidics

Salary:         $48,000 – $52,000

Start Date:   July 1, 2017 preferred, but not required. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for one or more positions as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of microfabrication and microfluidics.  The initial appointment will be full-time, for a 12 month period.  The salary range is $48,000 – $52,000 per year, and will be commensurate with experience.  Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Requirements: A strong background in microfluics, microfabrication, modeling physical systems, and/or transport phenomena is required.  The position requires a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field, as well as excellent communication and writing skills.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a resume and name/addresses of at least two references to:

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a resume and name/addresses of at least two references to:

Steven C. George, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: scgeorge@ucdavis.edu
http://georgelab.bme.wustl.edu

Screening will begin as early as April 1 and will remain open until all positions are filled.

The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Postdoctoral Scholars in Microphysiological Systems

Position:      Postdoctoral Scholars in Microphysiological Systems

Salary:         $48,000 – $52,000

Start Date:   July 1, 2017 preferred, but not required. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for one or more positions as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of tissue engineering, microphysiological systems (“organ-on-a-chip”), stem cell biology, tumor microenvironment, and cardiomyocyte biology.  The initial appointment will be full-time, for a 12 month period.  The salary range is $48,000 – $52,000 per year, and will be commensurate with experience.  Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Requirements: A strong background in tissue engineering, angiogenesis, endothelial cell biology, stem cell biology, cardiomyocyte biology, or tumor biology is required.  The position requires a Ph.D. in biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field, as well as excellent communication and writing skills.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a resume and name/addresses of at least two references to:

Steven C. George, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: scgeorge@ucdavis.edu
http://georgelab.bme.wustl.edu

Screening will begin as early as April 1 and will remain open until all positions are filled.

The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Postdoctoral Associate

We are now accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate. Please read the description for the position below.

Position Description: A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study immuno-engineering to develop novel, biomaterial-based immunotherapeutics. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects aimed at generating microparticles for autoimmune disease therapy. For this highly collaborative position, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with other faculty in the Biomedical Engineering department, and researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.

Position Requirements: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field with demonstrated expertise working with biomaterials, immune cell, excellent primary culture skills, and a strong background in molecular biology and liquid chromatography. Qualified applicants must have experience working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise using various biomedical imaging modalities, small animal procedures, and those who have a strong track record as graduate students of engineering, materials science, and/or biological research as evidenced by their published work.

Application: Interested candidates should email a single PDF file including a letter of interest, CV and three letters of reference (including referee contact information) to Dr. Jamal Lewis. Email: jamlewis@ucdavis.edu

For more information, please visit http://www.ucdavislewislab.com/.

 

Postdoctoral Position In Optical Technology for Biomedical Applications: UC Davis

Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with experimental research experience in optical technologies using lasers, spectroscopic instruments, optical fibers, solid state detectors, laser-scanning optical microscopes, endoscopy, and micro-optics. Candidates will be considered for a broad range of projects including integration of optical technologies with da Vinci surgical robot for intra-operative delineation of surgical margins, development of intravascular catheter systems, and development of optical methods for non-destructive evaluation of engineered tissues. The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of fluorescence lifetime techniques for in-vivo diagnosis of human diseases. This is an opportunity to work in the Biophotonics Laboratory (http://bme.ucdavis.edu/marculab/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine and industry partners. The initial appointment is for two years with potential for extension depending upon performance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other closely related areas. In addition, they must have experience in optical instrumentation, programming (C/C++, MATLAB) and software control of instrumentation. Experience with short pulse lasers, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, fast electronics optical imaging, LabView programming, catheter-based optical systems, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, microfabrication, and pre-clinical and clinical translation of optical technologies is a plus. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain optical instrumentation, perform experimental work and theoretical analysis, publish papers, and to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team. Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and a copy of one or two publication from previous research to:

Professor Laura Marcu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: lmarcu@ucdavis.edu

Postdoctoral Position In signal and image processing and visualization: UC Davis

Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with strong expertise and experience in image and signal processing. The candidate responsibilities include implementation of software (data analysis, display, and visualization) and hardware (data/image acquisition) supporting a broad range of projects including image-guided surgery and other interventions (e.g. integration of optical technologies with da Vinci surgical robot for intra-operative real-time delineation of surgical margins, intravascular multimodal imaging systems, nondestructive methods for evaluation of engineered tissues constructs or grafts) and augmented reality. The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of optical techniques and high frequency ultrasound technologies for in-vivo diagnosis and therapy of human diseases. This is an opportunity to work in the Biophotonics Laboratory (http://bme.ucdavis.edu/marculab/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine and industry partners. The initial appointment is for two years with potential for extension depending upon performance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and strong background in classical signal and image processing, data visualization, statistical methods, statistical learning, and classification models. Proficiency in coding using MATLAB and C++ is needed. Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and a copy of one or two publication from previous research to:

Professor Laura Marcu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: lmarcu@ucdavis.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biomedical Optics, Biomedical Engineering: UC Davis

Description: Postdoctoral research positions are open for candidates interested in developing the next generation of imaging technologies for the brain and eye. Applicants with a background, expertise, and interests in one or more of the following areas: biomedical optics and light-tissue interaction, medical signal and image processing, fiber optics/photonics technologies, diffuse optics, and microscopy will be considered. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other relevant discipline. The candidate must have demonstrated a strong background in one of the above areas, as evidenced by publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals; and be able to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team. Candidates with broad expertise in programming/simulation, experimental optics, and biology/medicine are preferred. Interested applicants should submit, via e-mail in pdf format, an updated curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and copies of three publications from previous research on which the applicant has made a primary contribution.

Please send materials to
Professor Vivek Srinivasan
Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
E-mail: vjsriniv@ucdavis.edu

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