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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VUBME) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. VUBME seeks an outstanding candidate who can add to existing strengths in translational research working at the interface between surgery and engineering. This search is closely associated with the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE: www.vanderbilt.edu/vise), which is an interdisciplinary, trans-institutional center whose mission is the creation, development, implementation, clinical evaluation and translation of methods, devices, algorithms, and systems designed to facilitate interventional processes and their outcome. The center offers an extensive array of unique interventional instrumentation, spatial localization systems, interventional imaging and therapeutic delivery devices, medical robotic prototypes, modeling and image analysis platforms, and multi-scale device fabrication facilities. While the core faculty of ViSE span three engineering departments and nearly a dozen surgical and interventional specialties, this particular search is focused for an exceptional candidate to be appointed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Candidates with strengths in interventional medical imaging, medical image processing & computer vision, intraoperative diagnostics for surgery, modeling for simulation and interventional/surgical processes, instrumentation and surgical devices/systems for image-guided delivery, and clinically-ready localized drug delivery platforms, are of particular interest. Outstanding candidates applicable to established strengths in regenerative nanobioengineering, microphysiological systems engineering, biomedical photonics, and medical imaging will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program, along with an equal commitment to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This opportunity is part of a trans-institutional programmatic thrust on ‘Healthcare Solutions’ and leverages an institutional effort for a more integrated relationship between Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VUBME (www.bme.vanderbilt.edu) exists at both the scientific and geographic boundary of Vanderbilt’s engineering and clinical departments of its renowned medical center, making it an ideal location for engineering research at the interface of technology and surgical/interventional medicine.
Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The School of Engineering currently comprises 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an annual budget of $100 million including $70 million of externally funded research, and teaches more than 1,300 undergraduate and over 400 graduate students. The School of Engineering over the past decade has been on a strong upward trajectory in its national and international stature and prominence. In the 2014 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks among the top 3 programs with fewer than 100 faculty.
With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine, was ranked as the number one most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by Expansion Management magazine, and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years. Major industries include tourism, printing and publishing, technology manufacturing, music production, higher education, finance, insurance, automobile production and health care management.
Applications should be submitted electronically https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4267 and must include: a cover letter with names and contact information of at least three references, a CV, a statement of research interests (of particular important is how the candidate will leverage clinical interactions), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received prior to 01 November 2014 will receive priority in evaluation. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.
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