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Biomedical Engineering PhD Program Director

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the number one ranked Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering as of the US News and World Report 2022 survey and is looking to hire dynamic academic leadership of its PhD program. The BME PhD program has been rapidly growing and now includes more than 250 PhD students in residence. This world class Academic program has a research and education portfolio that spans focus areas including Biomedical Data Science, Translational Cell and Tissue Engineering, Computational Medicine, Genomics and Systems Biology, Immunoengineering, Imaging and Medical Devices, and NeuroEngineering.  To support the growth of the graduate program mission, BME is seeking a full-time leader to join our leadership team, which currently consists of two PhD program Co-Directors and an Associate Director. We are looking for candidates with strong Academic background in Biomedical Engineering or other related fields and a passion for participating in the core missions that are central to the number one ranked program in the nation as both a program leader as well as an instructor and curriculum developer in any of the aforementioned focus areas. This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. Johns Hopkins University has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Director and Lecturer or Senior Lecturer rank depending upon their level of prior experience.

The Director will work collaboratively with the other program directors and the department director, chairing the PhD curriculum committee, serving the role as a primary resource person with regard to rules, regulations, and procedures for graduate education, and managing pedagogical issues of the program. The Director will ensure effective faculty mentoring, program requirements, and track consistent progression of students. The Director will be expected to work well with the program Co-Directors and administrative leads, and to communicate with course directors and administrators to coordinate the curriculum and academic mission requirements. The three principal areas of responsibility in overseeing the program while working with staff and faculty include: (i) services, support, and inclusivity (ii) recruitment and admissions, and (iii) training grant and curriculum, as follows

Student Experience

  • The Director will be expected to collaborate with the faculty and staff to determine appropriate services and support for student success, as well as oversee programming efforts designed to provide students a vibrant, nurturing, and inclusive environment. The Director will oversee student services and work with staff who are responsible for coordinating payroll, orientation and onboarding, and event support.
  • The Director will be responsible for the following:
    • Serve as a resource person regarding rules, regulations, and procedures for graduate education in the unit.
    • Manage graduate activities pertaining to graduate students and aid the academic staff involved in graduate education.
    • Manage any pedagogical, operational, and administrative issues that affect the graduate program.
    • Initiate activities in the department to address issues in graduate education.
    • Understand and apply the program’s most recent regulations and ensure that any graduate program information in public documents (website, brochures, etc.) is up to date and consistent with approved University regulations and information.
    • Understand and communicate the regulations and business processes affecting the graduate program effectively and efficiently to the academic staff and students.
    • Develop a good working relationship with participants in the program (faculty, students, staff), and with staff and the associate dean(s) in the School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Graduate Biomedical Education (OBGE) and the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE).
    • Ensure that all thesis students have appropriate supervision and supervisory committees.
    • Monitor trends in biomedical education and practice and provide leadership for program development and refinement.
    • Monitor and promote continuous quality improvement/internal standards.
    • Communicate programmatic needs with the co-Directors, departmental, and divisional leadership.
    • Facilitate inter-program communication, synergies, and efficiencies across our focus areas.

Recruitment and Admissions

  • The Director will be expected to oversee the admissions process and coordinate with Co-Directors and focus area leaders to facilitate the candidate evaluation, ranking, and selection process during the admissions cycle. The Director will work with faculty and staff to implement strategic enrollment management, assess enrollment capacity, and determine appropriate class size and number of offers by track, as well as coordinate diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • The Director will be responsible for the following:
    • Develop long- and short-term student admission and retention strategies in collaboration with departmental leadership.
    • Work with departmental leadership to budget for and maintain enrollment in the PhD program.
    • Work with divisional and departmental leadership to maximize financial support for students, including making students aware of opportunities for external scholarships.
    • Conduct webinars and/or in-person gatherings for prospective students, and answer program-related questions about the content and nature of the degree from a wide variety of potential students in the United States and abroad.
    • Work with the administrative team in promoting national recognition for the program.
    • Represent the graduate students, academic staff in the program, the department, or a combination of the above (depending on the issue).
    • Liaise with external accreditation/licensing bodies about curriculum content (where required).
    • Respond to or directing student inquiries to the appropriate offices (e.g., OGBE admissions and financial aid).

Training Program Management

  • The Director will coordinate with the leadership of training grant support working with faculty and the administration on grant applications, progress reports, and departmental data curation. The Director will chair the PhD curriculum committee working with faculty course instructors on continued development of a cohesive BME curriculum that is faithful to the graduate program mission.
  • The Director will be responsible for the following:
    • Provide academic oversight for selection and preparation of fellowship applications and assist students with fellowship applications.
    • Work with the OBGE and WSE to ensure that course offerings are developed, up-to-date, and that the assessment technology is understood by both faculty and students.
    • Facilitate the maintenance and enhancement of quality and timely completion of the degree.
    • Oversee program data curation and analysis to respond to academic requests for information, grant applications, and progress reports.

The Director, in the role of BME Graduate Program leader, is expected to become an institutional leader in the graduate programs of the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Engineering. The position involves a high degree of autonomy and provides the opportunity to work hand in hand with world-class faculty on building an engaging student experience featuring latest advances in graduate education in Biomedical Engineering.

Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with a PhD and strong Academic background in Biomedical Engineering or other STEM-related field such as electrical engineering, molecular biology, biophysics, neuroscience, and/or related disciplines. The candidate should possess graduate-level research experience and/or experience participating in the Academic mission of University life. The position requires the ability to organize and lead graduate students and their interactions with faculty members and staff.  Demonstrated experience in program management and development, faculty and student engagement, and program assessment is highly desired.

Application Instructions

Applications are to be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/107324. The electronic applications should include: cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience, and conveys the candidate’s vision for a flourishing BME PhD program; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; teaching statement or mentoring portfolio; and names and email addresses of at least three references.  Upon request, applicants should be prepared to provide any of the following: course syllabi, examples of teaching materials including recordings of in-class sessions, and sample teaching evaluations.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled, and candidates are encouraged to apply without delay. For questions, please contact Dr. Joseph Greenstein.

Biomedical Data Science Lecturer

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member will instruct and help develop new educational programs within the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedical data science.

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering is the #1 Biomedical Engineering program in the nation, as ranked by US News & World Report. Biomedical data science is an emerging major research and educational focus area of the department, and the recruited lecturer will assist with teaching existing and new courses in this area. This focus area will train undergraduate, masters and graduate students in core principles of data science and their applications in biomedical science and medicine. This lecturer will be expected to play a major role in both developing and delivering this curriculum.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree in a related engineering discipline such as applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science, or electrical and computer engineering. They should also have research experience in biomedical data science. Teaching experience is also required, either in the form of formal education in an academic setting or mentorship and talent development in an industrial setting.

Specific responsibilities include: 1) contributing to the development and teaching of an undergraduate  Biomedical Data Science course, 2) contributing to the development and teaching of a graduate-level Advanced Biomedical Data Science course; and 3) creating partnerships with clinicians and other biomedical researchers that advance the research and education mission.

Application Instructions

Applications are to be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/102304. The electronic applications should include: cover letter; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; teaching statement or mentoring portfolio; biomedical data science research portfolio; and names and email addresses of at least three references.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled, and candidates are encouraged to apply soon. Please contact Drs. Jeremias Sulam or Adam Charles with any questions.

Imaging & Medical Device Lecturer

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a leading academic center in Imaging and Medical Devices (IMD). The research and education portfolio in IMD encompasses all aspects of medical technology, from hardware development to artificial intelligence, and comprises over 20 faculty with interests ranging from biophotonics to x-ray imaging to prosthetics and surgical robotics. To support the growth of the undergraduate and graduate programs in IMD, BME is seeking a full-time Lecturer. We are looking for candidates with strong technical background in the relevant fields and a passion for teaching engineering as an instructor and curriculum developer. Responsibilities include:

  1. Working closely with IMD faculty on the development of new upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses for the program, in particular on fundamental aspects of imaging and device physics and artificial intelligence in application to biosensor and imaging data
  2. Acting as a lead instructor for 1-2 IMD courses per semester
  3. Supervising student laboratories across various courses in IMD
  4. Providing general oversight of the IMD curriculum: identifying course needs, ensuring adequate hardware and software resources for student laboratories, coordinating educational content

To learn more about this position, including required qualifications, or to apply, please click here. You may also contact Dr. Web Stayman ([email protected]) with any questions.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Innovation and Design Lecturer

Description

Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member will co-instruct the department’s undergraduate design courses in the BME Design Team Program (https://www.bme.jhu.edu/academics/bme-design/undergraduate-design-team/) The faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to other BME programs, courses and initiatives. Teaching faculty members are also encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities.

The BME Design Team Program is the premiere undergraduate healthcare design program in the #1 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 Institutes and mentors from organizations including APL, Jhpiego, JHU Tech Ventures, and the FDA. Projects span all areas of medicine and all technology areas including both developed-world and global health applications.

 

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or MS/MSE in an engineering discipline, or closely related field, is desired, however, candidates with a BS Engineering degree combined with industry experience will also be considered. Candidates with medical product development experience, a demonstrated track record of innovation, translational or applied research are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching experience is required, either in the form of formal education in an academic setting or mentorship and talent development in an industrial setting.

The target of this faculty search is the Lecturer position, but highly qualified applicants may be considered at other levels. The Whiting School of Engineering has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor.

 

Application Instructions

Applications are to be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/109133. The electronic applications should include

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching or mentoring portfolio (if applicable)
  • Copies of recent teaching evaluations (if applicable)
  • Samples of professional work in engineering, design, innovation, and/or teaching

We will request a list of the names and email addresses of at least three references for candidates who progress into the hiring process.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received before August 1st, 2022.

Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Johns Hopkins is committed to building a diverse educational environment. The BME Department and BME Design Team Program encourage applications from candidates historically underrepresented in STEM education, including women and racial and ethnic minorities.

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.

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.

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 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.

Staff positions

Sr. Laboratory Coordinator

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a highly motivated and independent Senior Laboratory Coordinator to provide operational oversight to the department’s Design Studio (DS) and associated laboratories/spaces to include Clark Hall, Design Studios, machine shop, biological labs, and wet labs.

The position will work closely with the DS Manager to maintain a state-of–the–art design facility and lab spaces, assisting in the mentoring of student design teams in the development of prototypes, working closely with faculty and staff regarding BME courses, events, meetings, and workshops, as well as providing additional technical knowledge regarding a wide variety of manufacturing processes and techniques.

To learn more about this position, including specific responsibilities and required qualifications, or to apply, please click here.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

Classified Title: Sr. Laboratory Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F with varied hours
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Department of Biomedical Engineering
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

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