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BME Distinguished Fellows Position

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering is now accepting applications to our new BME Distinguished Fellows program. This post-doctoral program is an accelerated career development pathway for talented and creative junior scientists who have demonstrated strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence and who will contribute to the collaborative, innovative, and inclusive spirit of Hopkins BME. The aim of the BME Distinguished Fellows program is to support and develop the next generation of innovative interdisciplinary scientists.

Candidates for the BME Distinguished Fellows program will come from a broad range of disciplines ranging from engineering, physics, and mathematics to the life sciences and computational biology. Candidates should complete their PhD degrees preferably no more than one year prior to their anticipated start date and preferably not be at JHU at present. Women and candidates from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in sciences and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

The BME Distinguished Fellow will build on previous expertise in unique and interesting ways, bridge existing research groups within the BME department, or open up new areas of research. The BME Distinguished Fellow is encouraged to identify primary and secondary mentors with whom they are interested in working to facilitate collaborations and interdisciplinary research projects.

The BME Distinguished Fellow position is a pathway to independent research. Mechanisms to support the growth of BME Distinguished Fellow include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fellow will be provided space and resources by their primary mentor(s), as well as the financial resources and support needed to promote their development as independent researchers.
  • Fellow will be encouraged to apply for external funding to further establish their independence.
  • Fellow will benefit from an expanded mentorship committee that will facilitate progress, provide guidance on lab management and future goals, support career development, and aid in building the Fellow’s professional network.

BME Distinguished Fellow will be appointed for an initial period of three years, with the option to apply for a two-year extension. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow will be eligible and encouraged to apply for an appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applications to this post-doctoral position should include cover letter, CV, 2-3 reference letters and a research statement (optional) and be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/91912. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and actively encourages applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The program for training postdoctoral fellows provides the opportunity to conduct leading research in a world-class environment. Each fellow is associated with the research program of a faculty member, enabling them to gain experience in a specific area of research.

Postdoctoral trainees are encouraged to attend lectures and seminars, as well as lead discussions in weekly journal clubs and departmental scientific events. Because of strong links and close proximity to the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, scientific events available to postdocs range from daily clinical grand rounds in various specialties to weekly seminars in highly theoretical areas of engineering.

Interested individuals are encouraged to explore research opportunities, and to contact related faculty about their interests and questions about next steps.

Research Assistant

General Summary/Purpose

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant to assist with the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Systems and Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Professor Kathleen Cullen.  The Research Assistant will run animal neurophysiological experiment in rodents. The Research Assistant will perform data collection in support of the investigators and collaborators in the research environment.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned experimental protocols and data analysis techniques.
  • Collect behavioral data from animal subjects.
  • Analyze data using Matlab.
  • Develop and run routine reports to share with PI. Use standard mathematical and statistical tools and computer programs to review data, and utilize data cleaning measures to ensure accuracy of data.
  • May conduct literature searches, design and format papers/publications, and assist in writing summaries of papers to support faculty in research efforts.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or related discipline.
  • Some research experience related to writing computer code.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:

* JHU Equivalency Formula30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Adequate knowledge in biomedical engineering and computer science.
  • Familiarity and experience with Matlab.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 – $22.35; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00am, Up to 40 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002766-SOM BME Systems Neuroscience
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Image-Guided Interventions

Closing Date: July 1, 2021

Description: The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at the Johns Hopkins University has an immediate opening for highly qualified postdoc scholars for research in image-guided intervention, including new technologies for intraoperative cone-beam CT, ultrasound guidance, and robotic assistance. As a postdoc scholar, this individual will be responsible for imaging experiments, development of novel reconstruction and registration algorithms, and performance evaluation. Primary areas of clinical application include image-guided surgery and radiotherapy. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biomedical or electrical engineering, computer science, or medical physics
  • Experience in state-of-art imaging technologies and image registration methods
  • Experience dealing with clinical imaging datasets
  • Proficiency in C++, ITK/VTK, Matlab, SHELL script in Linux, Python, tensorflow, and pytorch

For consideration, please send a cover letter, CV, and three representative publications to Dr. Jeff Siewerdsen and Dr. Kai Ding.

The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in AI for Medical Image Analysis

Closing Date: July 1, 2021

Description: The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at Johns Hopkins University has a postdoctoral research fellow position opening for a highly qualified personnel to work on research in medical image processing and analysis using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. A team of physicists, computer scientists, and engineers are working on image-guided surgery and radiation therapy problems in which the fellow will work on AI-based organ segmentation, multi-modal image registration, and real-time image guidance. Areas of major clinical application include robot-assisted neurosurgery and image-guided prostate radiotherapy in close collaboration with surgeons and radiation oncologists.

An ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in biomedical or electrical engineering, computer science, or medical physics with a strong background and interest in medical image processing/analysis and machine learning. Programming experience in python, Matlab, C++, ITK/VTK, CUDA, tensorflow, pytorch is a plus.

This is an exciting research opportunity to learn and work on latest and cutting edge techniques in medical image processing, machine learning, multi-modality imaging, and image-guided interventions in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team. Resources available to the research included dedicated laboratories for 3D imaging, robot-assisted interventions, and high-speed GPU computing within an interdisciplinary research environment at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Interested applicants should send their CV and names of three professional references to Dr. Jeff Siewerdsen and Dr. Junghoon Lee.

The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer. The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunoengineering

Status: Full Time

Type: Fellowship

School: School of Medicine

Department/Program: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Baltimore, MD 21205

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description

Dr. Jordan Green and Dr. Joel Sunshine are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in immunoengineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project is for research at the interface of immunology, nanomedicine, non-viral gene therapy, and advanced cancer therapeutics. This position offers opportunities to collaborate in multiple departments and centers including the Department of Dermatology, the Johns Hopkins Translational ImmunoEngineering Center (NCBIB), the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Qualifications

Candidates for the Immunoengineering Postdoctoral Fellowship will have experience in immunology, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, chemistry, and/or related disciplines. Candidates should have completed their PhD degrees within the past 3 years or will be graduating with their Ph.D. by May 2022. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary project. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Applicants should have experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, and cellular characterization. Applicants with additional experience in molecular immunology, animal experiments, nanoparticles, polymer chemistry, nucleic acid engineering and/or therapeutic development are encouraged to apply. Women and candidates from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in sciences and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is currently open and will remain open until filled. The position is initially for 12 months with the expectation of annual renewals for up to 4 years. Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience. Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, expected date of availability, 2 representative papers, and the contact information for 3 references to both [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject line “Immunoengineering Postdoctoral Fellow Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be received by March 21, 2022 for full consideration.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering

General Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Doloff Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Project research focuses on synthetic biology concepts to engineer new cellular constructs as immunotherapies for the treatment of various applications including cancer, autoimmunity, and wound healing.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to perform highly original research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, more information on the Doloff Lab: https://www.bme.jhu.edu/dolofflab/. Further, this position offers opportunities to collaborate in multiple departments and centers including the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Qualifications

Broad experience in molecular and cell biology and cell organelle/structure characterization (e.g., cell culture, flow cytometry, and fluorescent/confocal microscopy) is an absolute requirement. Experience in cellular fractionation, viability and intrinsic cell function assessment, as well as the testing of cells in in vitro and/or in vivo therapeutic models is highly desirable. Therefore, applicants with additional experience in molecular immunology, cellular/synthetic biology engineering, and cell-based therapeutic development are encouraged to apply.

A PhD degree in biophysics, molecular/cellular biology, biomedical engineering, or related disciplines is a prerequisite. Candidates should have completed their PhD degrees within the past 3 years or will be graduating with their Ph.D. by May 2022.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a proven track record of conducting independent research. The individual will also be expected to work effectively with others in a collaborative setting and assist in the training or coordination of junior lab members. Lastly, it is desired for the individual to present results at both national and international meetings, and ultimately author publications for peer-reviewed journals. As a consequence, excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Submission Details

The position will remain open until filled. The position is initially for 12 months with the expectation of annual renewals for up to 3 years. Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter (with expected date of availability), two representative papers, and a list of three references with contact information including phone number and e-mail address to [email protected] with the header “Postdoctoral Fellow Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be received by April 30, 2022 for full consideration. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

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