JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering career opportunities

Faculty Positions

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Full-Time Lecturer in Capstone Design

Johns Hopkins University | Homewood

Johns Hopkins University's Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member will co-instruct the department's undergraduate design course ("Design Team") along with one other full-time faculty member, managed under the department's Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). The faculty member will be a member of the CBID team and have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to other Center programs and initiatives.

Design Team is the premiere undergraduate healthcare design program in the top-ranked Biomedical Engineering program in the nation, with over 100 undergraduates and 50 clinicians involved each year. Student teams complete their projects in partnership with clinicians at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and mentors from organizations including APL, Jhpiego, JHU Tech Ventures, and the FDA. Projects span all areas of medicine and all technology areas, and include both developed-world and global health related projects. Industrial and other commercial partners are also involved as project sponsors.

Specific responsibilities include: 1) co-teaching the Design Team course, 2) mentoring student teams, 3) creating partnerships with clinicians and mentors, and 4) facilitating product development and translation with teams that continue projects beyond the Design Team course.

Johns Hopkins recently established the Teaching Professor track for those faculty primarily involved with education. Criteria for entry at each level and promotion include excellence in teaching, educational publications, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and program coordination. It is a long-term contractual appointment, as opposed to a tenure track faculty position. A position of senior lecturer requires teaching with distinction for no fewer than five years at a university similar to Johns Hopkins. The titles of associate teaching professor and teaching professor requires a record of teaching experience and seniority commensurate with that of tenure-track associate professors and professors. The target of this faculty search is the Lecturer position, but highly qualified applicants may be considered at other levels. Visit Johns Hopkins Careers for application details.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biophotonics

Johns Hopins Univrsity | Homewood Campus | Durr Laboratory

The Durr Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in biomedical optics, computer vision, optical engineering, medical imaging, or endoscopy. The Fellow will develop new diagnostic imaging technologies using structured light for wide-field, quantitative measurements that will enable impactful new clinical procedures.

Technical areas:

  • Spatial-frequency domain imaging (SFDI)
  • Computer vision applied to endoscopy
  • Depth and tomographic sensing
  • Laminar optical tomography
  • Speckle imaging

Clinical applications:

  • Image-guided surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Global health

Fellows will have access to state-of-the-art biomedical design studios at the university and medical school campuses, in addition to a new optical engineering laboratory. The Durr Lab is also closely involved with the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, which provides education and resources in biodesign, creative innovation, medical device commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Technologies developed by the Fellow will therefore have an accelerated track towards clinical and commercial translation. Projects require frequent collaboration with world-class physicians at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

The research will be conducted at the Homewood campus of JHU, in the #1-ranked BME department in the country. The Homewood campus is accessible from many affordable, high-quality-of-life living options in both urban and suburban settings. Baltimore is situated close to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City – home to some of the country’s most important medical, technological, and cultural institutions.

Required background:

  • Ph.D. in relevant area
  • Strong publication record
  • Extensive experience in instrumentation, programming, and/or optics
  • Passion for developing and translating impactful medical technologies

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, the contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing your specific interest in joining the group via email to Nicholas Durr.

Imaging Research - Post-Graduate Level

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Imaging Physics and Engineering

A position is available in a research program focused on medical imaging physics, new imaging technologies, and a growing scope of applications in diagnostic and image-guided procedures. This projects spans a collaborative team in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Radiology, and Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Positions are available at the post-graduate level (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with salary commensurate to experience. See details posted on I-STAR.

Research initiatives include:
  • Image-guided interventions:
    • Intra-operative imaging: C-arm cone-beam CT
    • Real-time tracking and navigation for IG surgery
    • Integration of multi-modality image data and interventional systems
    • Applications include image-guided surgery, radiotherapy, and interventional radiology
  • Physics of medical imaging:
    • 3D image reconstruction, cone-beam CT
    • Image registration
    • Surgical navigation and guidance
Background of potential candidates:
  • Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science, Applied Mathematics
Additional experience desirable:
  • Tracking, navigation, and 3D visualization for image-guided procedures.
  • Computing languages (Matlab, C, C++, C#) and libraries (VTK, ITK, etc.)
  • Analytical geometry, mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and linear systems.
  • Biomedical applications and knowledge of the medical imaging field.

The I-STAR Laboratory (Imaging for Surgery, Therapy, and Radiology) is a collaborative research initiative at Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Dr. Jeff Siewerdsen. The facility includes new research laboratories at a leading academic institution with close clinical collaboration in diagnostic and interventional medicine.

Applicants please send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to:

Jeff Siewerdsen, PhD.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Traylor Research Building, Room 622
720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore MD 21205
Email: jeff.siewerdsen@jhu.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Postdoctoral Position in Single Cell and Single Molecule Epigenetics

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the Timp Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

We are seeking qualified individuals to support research projects in single cell and single molecule epigenetics. Potential projects include the investigation of protein-DNA interactions in an epigenetic context using single molecule and nanotechnology tools (e.g., nanopores, TIRF microscopy) and integrating epigenetics into the systems biology framework using next-generation sequencing and microscopy to interrogate individual cells.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, physics, biology, molecular biology, or other related discipline; this should be accompanied by a solid track record in research as evinced by a strong publication record. Ideal candidates should be well versed in molecular biology, cell biology, basic microscopy and computational techniques. Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics or biostatistics, microfluidics, advanced fluorescent microscopy (FRET, FLIM, TIRF, confocal and widefield), computer programming (MATLAB, R).

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, three letters of reference and summary statement describing previous research experience and interest in joining the group via email to Prof. Winston Timp.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate in Neuroengineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Neuroengineering & Biomedical Instrumentation Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering Department has an opening for a junior Postdoctoral Fellow or a more senior Research Associate for an NIH sponsored research project on neuroengineering and neurophysiological approaches to studying brain injury. This is a collaborative project with Department of Neurology whose broad goal is to study global ischemic brain injury after cardiac arrest in a rodent model patterned after analogous clinical circumstances. Our interest is to understand injury mechanisms, develop brain monitoring techniques, and revolutionary therapeutic methods to promote arousal of brain.

We are interested in recruiting biomedical engineering or neurophysiology candidates who have an interest in translational research as well as training in rodent experimentation, electrophysiological (EEG, single/multiunit) measurements and signal processing. Additional interest and training in pharmacological, electrical or optogenetic stimulation methods, and functional brain imaging methods are desirable.

Interested candidates should contact Nitish Thakor.

Student Research Positions

Full Time Masters Researcher

Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD

We are presently seeking a part-time Masters student researcher to assist with the design and development of a new ultrasound system for treatment of brain tumors. Candidates should be a currently enrolled Masters student, preferably in the field of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

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