Faculty Position in
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department (www.wpi.edu/+BME). The Department delivers a growing undergraduate BME program with approximately 380 students. Over 60 graduate students enrolled in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program are pursuing MS, ME and PhD degrees. The department is conducting externally-funded research programs in the following areas: cellular and tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomaterials, bioMEMS, high-throughput microfluidics, bioinstrumentation, bioinformatics, biosignal processing and physiological systems modeling.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded multidisciplinary research program, develop strong partnerships with regional medical device/biotechnology companies, and contribute to and help lead the BME Department’s central role in this effort. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in BME or a closely related field and a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, imaging of molecular and cellular processes, microfluidics, BioMEMS, nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, bioinformatics, biosignal processing, and biosensors.
The BME Department is housed in the recently completed WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park (www.wpi.edu/Admin/LSBC/index.html), a state-of-the art, mixed-use research facility dedicated to biomedical and life sciences research. The BME Department also has research relationships with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (~2 miles from the WPI campus) and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (~ 8 miles from WPI).
Located in central Massachusetts, Worcester is home to a dozen colleges united by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (www.cowc.org), and over 100 biotechnology companies, including startup ventures as well as major pharmaceutical manufacturers. Worcester is also conveniently located along the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) within commuting distance of Boston, MA, Providence, RI, and Hartford, CT, and driving distance to New York City, NY.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of accomplishments and future priorities in research and teaching, and the names and contact information for a least five evaluators who have agreed to provide letters of reference. These materials and any inquiries should be directed to BME Faculty Search Committee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. WPI is an AA/EEO employer and has an open records law. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.