Category Archives: Senior/faculty positions

Associate professor of Mechanobiology @ Mines Saint-Etienne – France

A permanent position of associate professor in mechanobiology is opened at Mines Saint-Etienne (France). Research will be developed at Sainbiose laboratory and will focus on experimental methods to study biological and mechanical evolution of tissues in the osteoarticular or cardiovascular systems.

More information and application at https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/o/concours-maitre-assistant-en-mecanobiologie

Application closure is April 23th 2021.

Computational Tissue and Material Mechanics Tenure Track Assistant Professor at TU/Eindhoven

Job description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering. There is an endless demand in modern healthcare for technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health problems. To meet this demand, TU/e has a strong focus on Health in its research and education programs and has a department devoted entirely to this socially vital area: Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical engineers improve human health by cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering presently consists of thirteen research groups, organized in 3 clusters and covers everything from regenerative engineering to biomedical image analysis to biomolecular engineering. With 58 (assistant, associate and full) professors, over 100 researchers and postdocs, 158 PhD candidates and circa 950 bachelor and master students, the Department of Biomedical Engineering provides high-quality academic education and cutting-edge research.

See here for more information about the department, and here or more information about the current research programs.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as one of the most innovative universities located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, the Brainport region. The unique positioning in one of Europe’s leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs, it has about 420,000 inhabitants.  Our training and research programs are highly regarded, and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations, and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond.  Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here.  The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific co-­publications with industry.  TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a vibrant culture.  Surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total.

Job requirements

What we are looking for: We seek to appoint a scientist/engineer who is passionate about research as well as teaching. We are looking for a creative and pro-active team player to establish a complementary research line.

Computational tissue and material mechanics:

Natural systems, where evolution has crafted unique base materials into hierarchical structures with dynamic physical functionalities, can serve as a blueprint to create new materials with biomimetic structure-function properties that can sense, respond to and actuate their environment. Such materials can integrate with natural tissues to create systems that restore adaptive functions lost during disease. This position will utilize computational methods to develop and characterize such systems.

Conditions of employment

What we offer: We offer a Tenure Track, Assistant Professor position in a successful and internationally oriented department. The city of Eindhoven offers a relaxed, multicultural environment, high quality of life and many options for extra-curricular activities. The city has a mild climate, and it is well-connected by rail, air, and road links with major European cities. The city is at the heart of the Brainport region of Netherlands, a region with high growth, high innovation, and many permanent employment opportunities for expats. Candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free for a (maximum) period of five years. Click here for more information.

Salary will be based on your background and working experience and according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO NU).  Monthly gross salary is in the range of € 3.637 to € 4.978 (on a full-time basis). Additionally, we offer a yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the annual salary and a yearly end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary. In addition we offer a pension scheme, partially paid parental, commuting expenses, savings schemes, child care and excellent on campus sports facilitiesleave, Dual Career program for spouses (before and after arrival), flexible employment conditions, the possibility to participate in a collective health care plan, and other benefits such as support in moving expenses.

Information and application

Information:

How to apply: If you would like to apply, please send us your application by using the ‘apply now’ button on the TU/e website (see link below). Your application must include: 

  • One-page personal motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references

Please keep in mind: you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.

https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/computational-tissue-and-material-mechanics-tenure-track-assistant-professor-849888.html

Professor in Computational Biomechanics – University of Sheffield, UK

Closing date: 07/01/2020
Employer: The University of Sheffield (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Location: Sheffield

Description

Salary: A competitive salary will be offered in line with the University of Sheffield’s Professorial Pay Scheme: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/thedeal/professorial/structure

The University of Sheffield is looking to expand its vibrant Mechanical Engineering community through recruitment to a number of academic positions. They are looking for individuals who will contribute to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for students and whose expertise will complement and enhance our existing research capabilities.
A key part of this role will be developing and supporting staff and students at earlier stages of their careers, meaning we are looking for individuals with a passion for leadership and people development.
You will have a clear idea of your research vision, how this builds upon our current departmental portfolio, and the ways in which it may influence our future direction.
You will be equally passionate about teaching, with a willingness and enthusiasm for accepting and implementing new approaches in this area.
Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research), over 60 academic staff. The year 2020 is an exciting time for you to join our department, as we shall be moving into our new £50m home – the Engineering Heartspace!

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine is known for its cutting-edge research in the development of biomechanics methods for neuro-musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, or urinary pathologies. Insigneo is the largest European research institute dedicated to Computational Medicine, with the aims to realise the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human, producing a transformational impact on healthcare. Insigneo performs innovative research in areas of fundamental and applied biomedical modelling, imaging, and informatics.

You will be an internationally renowned academic or senior industrial technologist with experience of delivering high-quality research in Computational Biomechanics. You will have a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will be able to provide effective leadership and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of developing and delivering high-quality teaching at a variety of levels. Based here in the department you will continue to develop your own academic career, contributing strongly in teaching, research and scholarship that is recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour.
Find out more about working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mecheng/…k-with-us-2019

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs) and search for vacancy number: UOS024690.

Contact details

If you would like to talk to someone informally about this job and the recruiting Department, please contact our Head of Department, Professor Neil Sims n.sims@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you have any administration queries and details regarding the application process, contact Julie Fryer j.e.fryer@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you would like an informal tour of our facilities prior to the formal interview process, please contact our Department Technical Manager: Phillip Pickstock p.pickstock@sheffield.ac.uk 

For more information or queries regarding the areas we are looking to recruit to please contact Professor Claudia Mazzà c.mazza@sheffield.ac.uk.

Lecturer in Biomechanics at the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine (University of Sheffield)

Closing date 24/04/2019

Employer: The University of Sheffield (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Location: Sheffield

Description

Salary: £40,792 – £48,677 per annum. Potential to progress to £54,765 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.  Grade 8

Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research) and 58 academic staff.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to work within the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine (Insigneo), an initiative between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield, and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. You will also be a member of staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The successful applicant will need to hold a good first degree and PhD in a topic relevant to biomechanics (or equivalent experience) and have research experience and plans that are complementary to the research themes of Insigneo, details of which can be found on the Insigneo website: https://insigneo.org/

In addition, you will need to demonstrate how you plan to conduct a high quality programme of research, including attracting external funding from a range of sources, publishing working in high quality peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences and building an international profile.

Furthermore, you will also be required to carry out teaching duties including designing, delivering, assessing and reviewing teaching programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Initially, you will be allocated a lighter than average teaching load (typically just one 10 credit course), and little or no administrative duties to allow you to focus on establishing your research career. We will also provide a generous support package to ensure rapid progress in your research activity.

This is an excellent research opportunity to become part of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine and contribute to its cutting-edge research in the development of biomechanics methods for neuro-musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, or urinary pathologies.

Insigneo is the largest European research institute dedicated to Computational Medicine, with the aims to realise the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human, producing a transformational impact on healthcare. Insigneo performs cutting edge research in areas of fundamental and applied biomedical modelling, imaging, and informatics.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs) and search for vacancy number: UOS022094.

Contact details

For informal enquiries about this job, the recruiting department, and the Insigneo institute contact: Professor Claudia Mazzà c.mazza@sheffield.ac.uk or on +44 (0)114 222 6073. For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Julie Fryer on j.e.fryer@sheffield.ac.uk or on +44 (0)114 222 7712.

More Details:

https://insigneo.org/our-vacancies/lecturer-in-biomechanics/

Professorship with a Tenure Track Perspective at Charité

Opening of a Professorship with a Tenure Track Perspective at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH):

The candidate is expected to drive biomaterial-based tissue regeneration towards clinical applications and is expected to take an active role in the scientific focus area “Regenerative Therapies -BCRT” and to engage her-/himself in the DFG-funded research group „Regeneration in Aged: Bone healing as a model system to characterize regeneration under compromised conditions” (FOR2165).

The professorship is expected to strengthen the research focus in Biomechanics, Biomaterials und Cell-Therapies in a tight coupling with the Julius-Wolff-Institute and the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery of the Charité.

Charité is intending to fill this position with an outstanding, internationally acknowledged scientist with substantial contributions in Cell-Biomaterial interactions and the biomaterial-driven tissue regeneration with a focus on musculoskeletal tissues.

Candidates should have received a PhD in Engineering or Sciences, a minimum 3-year postdoc and contributed with excellent peer reviewed papers to the scientific field. Experience with R&D in a research-oriented company, specifically in biomedical material development or production would be highly appreciated.

Please submit your application including your conceptional ideas until 5.03.2019 to https://career.charite.de

for details please see https://career.charite.de/am/calls/Bewerbungshinweise.pdf

Please include next to CV and publication list a brief 2-3 page description of your future plans at Charité and BIH.

In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact georg.duda@charite.de.

Canada Research Chair (Tier I), Mechanisms of Concussion, University of Calgary

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenured Professor appointment as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechanisms of Concussion.  Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.  The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be between January and July 2019.

The full job posting can be found here.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering @ Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Date posted: 

Details

About our team

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international research reputation and close connections to the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.  Our research ranges from fundamental chemical, physical and biological sciences through to engineering, with applications in biology, medicine, energy, photonics, chemical and biochemical processes, and manufacturing amongst others, all of which are supported by strong external funding.  We have around 120 full-time academic staff driving this research activity, based in 5 research institutes:  Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering; Institute of Chemical Sciences; Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences; Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems; and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, BioPhysics & BioEngineering.  Together with the University of Edinburgh we represent the “most powerful” General Engineering unit in the UK, as measured by the recent REF.

In addition we deliver teaching across 5 first degree programmes: Chemistry; Physics; Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering; Chemical Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Heriot-Watt is in the UK’s Top 20 and second in Scotland in the 2016 Guardian League Tables with five subjects in the top 5 and ten subjects in the top twenty. We pride ourselves on the student experience we offer and were ranked UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012/13 in the Sunday Times University Guide, as well as Scottish University of the Year 2012/13 and 2011/2012.  In the 2014 National Student Survey, Heriot-Watt University was ranked 1st in the UK for Chemical Engineering (for the fifth year running) and Electrical Engineering, receiving 100% student satisfaction rating. The following of our subjects ranked in the top ten within the UK: Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Electrical Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering.

Building on the outstanding REF2014 results in Engineering and unsurpassed NSS outcomes in our engineering disciplines, Heriot-Watt University is looking to grow and complement its existing research capacity within its Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE). We are now looking to recruit our future academic leaders across a range of our portfolio; this post relates to Biomedical Engineering.

The Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering (IMPEE) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research Institute focused on promoting excellence across our four main research themes: Energy Harvesting and Conversion; Biomedical Engineering; Computational and Digital Engineering; and Multiphase Flow. The mission of this vibrant Institute with around 30 academic staff is to foster research excellence across its main research themes. Much of our work involves strong industrial links across a range of sectors and, through our expertise, skills and experience we work together with industry to identify new areas of interest.  The REF2014 results for Heriot-Watt University were truly excellent.  Relevant to this post is our joint submission with University of Edinburgh in General Engineering that ranks first in the UK for research power and we are seeking individuals who can make a complementary contribution to one of our themes and who have the potential to grow into a position of research leadership.

 

Further details

The Biomedical Engineering theme focuses on highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research at the interface between mechanical engineering, material science and bioengineering. We bring together our expertise in micromechanics, tissue engineering, laser tissue interaction, novel optical fibres, computational mechanics, micro/nano manufacturing, thermo-fluid mechanics, and digital design and manufacture to address the challenges in biomedical engineering including cancer diagnostics and therapy, minimally invasive procedures, tissue mechanics, patient-specific modelling, tissue engineering and characterisation.  Applications are welcome from individuals whose core disciplines are in the areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or are in other relevant engineering domains or applied sciences and can complement our existing strengths

Key duties and responsibilities

  • actively engaging in research and contributing to the University’s research profile;
  • actively pursuing research funding through the submission of high-quality grant proposals;
  • establishing collaborative research and teaching links outside the university via funding councils, industry, business and public bodies;
  • Publicising research through the preparation and submission of journal and conference papers and participating in academic conferences;
  • representing the institution in a professional capacity, particularly with regard to research dissemination and development e.g. conferences, meetings, with industrial partners, etc.;
  • supervising and mentoring undergraduate students, postgraduate students and research associates;
  • teaching through the delivery of lectures, tutorials and laboratories, assessing the relevant students’ work as well as setting and marking examinations and coursework;
  • designing and developing teaching materials and new teaching methods, using personal research to inform teaching where appropriate;
  • Education, Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum qualification: Doctorate

    Candidates will be expected to have a strong track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

    • microfabrication or testing with relevance to biological systems;
    • biological process engineering, including process control using mechanical, electrochemical or biochemical sensors and actuators;
    • design/fabrication of hybrid biological/physical structures and devices.

    The successful candidate will have some experience in making grant applications (commensurate with level of appointment), authoring high-quality publications and forming a research team. We also need individuals who can make a positive contribution in innovative teaching in our core areas or mechanical engineering and chemical engineering.

    How to apply

    Applications for this vacancy should be made online through the Heriot-Watt University iRecruit system.

    Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 11th December

    When applying for this role please include in the cv your publications list, teaching experience, grants obtained and contact details for at least two referees.

    Informal  enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Prof. Bob Reuben R.Reuben@hw.ac.uk

    Appointments will be made according to experience, bands are; Professor from 57,674, Associate Professor 48,327 – 55,998 Assistant Professor 39,324 – 46,924.

    Consideration will be given to applications on a part-time and/or job-share basis.

    Use our total rewards calculator to see the value of benefits provided by Heriot-Watt University.

    Full University Professorship Biomechanics Position

     

    Full University Professorship Biomechanics, Human Locomotion and Loading of the Musculoskeletal System

     

    The Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration within the CharitéCenter9 for Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery invites applications for the full university professorship position.

     

    For more information please click on: JobOffer_W2-Biomechanik – englisch final

    Deadline extended until the end of July