Research Assistant

American Chemical Society Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 10 months ago

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of neural engineering. The position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 16 Nobel laureates. The Case School of Engineering actively promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes primarily focused on materials, health care, and energy.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is jointly housed in the School of Medicine and in the Case School of Engineering, is one of the pioneering BME programs in the country (founded 1968), and is home to 56 Primary faculty members, over 180 graduate students and approximately 500 undergraduate students. Its faculty are international research leaders in biomaterials and nanomedicine, imaging, neural engineering, and computational imaging and personalized diagnostics.

The BME department is also home to the endowed Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership that promotes translational research and supports collaborative translational research projects to improve patient care and accelerate the delivery of healthcare technology from academia to the marketplace. The department strives to advance human health through education and research at the intersection of medicine and engineering and recently started the Robert and Brenda Aiken Strategic Initiative and established an alliance with the Biomedical Engineering department in the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

We seek outstanding assistant professor candidates with high potential for a successful research program or associate professor candidates with an established research program and national reputation. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: (1) the development of innovative recording and stimulation techniques for neuromodulation, (2) basic and applied research focused on neural interfacing applications in the nervous system, and/or 3) analysis and imaging of neural activity for understanding brain function and behavior.

Clinical translation is one of the major goals of our program, so previous experience in the neurotechnology industry is also encouraged. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, copy of three representative journal papers, and the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Case Western Reserve University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regards to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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