Working Title: CBID Global Health Program Officer
Position Reports To: Director and Grad Program Director, CBID
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Overview of CBID
Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) is a Center focused on the design and development of health care solutions for both advanced and developing health care systems. Administratively, CBID is part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, within the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, with close ties to the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since 2010, CBID’s Global Health Innovation program has designed and developed many solutions to pressing health care challenges in LMICs. Projects typically involve one or more CBID MSE student teams, as well as mentors and partners. Successful translation of these ideas into impact requires sustained, focused attention over many years.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE
Working closely with the leadership of CBID in all aspects of the role, the Global Health Program Officer (GHPO) will:
- oversee the day-to-day programming and implementation of CBID’s core Global Health Innovation projects.
- conduct periodic topical landscape analyses to inform, evolve and grow an innovation portfolio at CBID.
- develop and implement a process for early identification of funding opportunities and develop and nurture a wide donor network.
- contribute to business development including coordinating proposal development and submission process.
- oversee the implementation of innovation projects, develop workplans, manage project finances, monitor progress and produce periodic reports.
The position requires a well-honed capability in engaging with high level faculty, professionals within the JHU system as well as abroad. The GHPO will have specific technical program development responsibilities in CBID’S core Innovations projects and bring project management experience to CBID and contribute to research evaluation and development. This is a position requiring a high level of independent decision making and potential for career growth.
- Develop workplans, monitoring and evaluation frameworks for core CBID innovation projects
- Provide project development and implementation oversight to multiple innovation efforts
- Ensure timely, accurate and appropriate reporting on innovation program activities and results
- Identify opportunities for quality improvement in processes and systems that support the global health innovations program and objectives
- Work collaboratively with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of innovation activity budgets
- Share with CBID leadership technical program results, experiences, lessons learned and challenges
- Support and lead, as assigned, the analysis of innovation challenges and develop landscapes of intractable global health problems
- Support faculty and graduate teams in the development and review of new products, quality assurance methodologies and documents in areas of CBID expertise.
- Coordinate the design field-testing and operational research programs that may test and promote new initiatives and innovations
- Work with other staff to identify program and field opportunities for collaboration and coordination of innovation activities from conceptualization (idea generation) through field testing and introduction
- Work collaboratively with other staff to ensure that resources are available for effective and timely innovations program implementation.
- Ensure timely completion and submission of project reports.
- Coordinate the process of proposal development and submission and provide technical and programmatic inputs to new proposals as needed.
- Contribute to and as assigned lead the conceptualization and write up of articles for peer reviewed journals
- Motivate and mentor assigned staff and consultants.
- Contribute to orientation and mentoring of graduate students
- Graduate degree in public health or business administration (MPH, MBA)
- 5 or more years progressive professional international health program development experience
- Knowledge of the Global health program development field
- Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies, private sector foundation and corporate funding
- Independent result-oriented decision making and multitasking capability.
- Excellent facilitation, team building, communications, and presentation skills
- Excellent writing skills, including for peer reviewed publications, and proposals and reports
- Demonstrated program development and management skills in one or more CBID technical areas.
- Demonstrated experience in research and evaluation design.
- Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs.
- Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to technical program development
- An accomplished team player
- Fluency in one or more languages used by the international development community
- A healthy disregard for the impossible
To apply, please send CV/ resume and cover letter to:
Soumyadipta Acharya: [email protected]
Aditya Polsani: [email protected]
CC Diana Carstens: [email protected]
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.
Specific postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are listed below, but this list is non-comprehensive and does not include all available opportunities. Interested individuals are encouraged to explore research opportunities, and to contact related faculty about their interests and with questions about next steps.
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.
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Status: Full Time
School: School of Medicine
Department/Program: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Location: Baltimore, MD 21205
Closing Date: Open until filled
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.
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.
The Wilson Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University is currently in search of talented postdoc candidates with a passion for science and a strong desire to make a positive impact on human health. Broad experience, as evidenced by published results, in small-molecule and/or polymer synthesis is an absolute requirement. The Wilson Lab’s research focuses on the synthesis and preclinical validation of biomaterials-based immunomodulatory therapies that bias the adaptive immune response for the treatment of cancer, autoimmunity and infectious diseases. The work includes the synthesis of novel biomaterials via small-molecule organic and polymer chemistry and the characterization of novel materials via sophisticated techniques including FT-IF, NMR, LC/MS/MS, UV/Vis, DLS, SEM and TEM. Our postdoc will have the opportunity to test biomaterial functionality in vitro and in vivo. The individual will assist in the training of Jr lab members, thus excellent interpersonal skills are required. Postdocs will be expected to demonstrate independence in experimental design and execution and work effectively with others in a collaborative setting. The individual will receive training so that they may confidently present results at both national and international meetings, and author grants, fellowships, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a proven track record of conducting independent research. Candidates must have a track record of publishing research that demonstrates their ability to perform multi-step organic small-molecule or polymer synthesis. Special consideration will be given to candidates that also have experience in cell culture and/or animal work. A PhD degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or like field is a prerequisite.
We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. We pride ourselves in establishing a creative, stimulating, and diverse environment wherein researchers put their ideas into action and obtain expertise in technology development and chemistry approaches.
Our postdocs perform cross-cutting research at the interface of materials development and immunology with collaborators at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Applicants are required to submit 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter that highlights the candidates experience in organic synthesis, 3) a list of three references. Applications should be submitted to [email protected]. For more information on the Wilson Lab at JHU and to apply go to www.immunoengineeringlab.com.