The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a non-tenure track position in the area of nanoparticle approaches to cancer immunotherapy. The position will be within the School of Medicine at the Assistant 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, was one of the pioneering BME programs in the country (founded 1968), and is home to 29 tenure-track faculty, over 150 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.
We seek outstanding candidates to establish or continue an internationally-recognized, competitively-funded individual research program in nanoparticle engineering for cancer immunotherapy AND who have a strong vision for commercial translation. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: (1) cancer immunotherapy (2) nanoparticle development, and (3) beta-glucans as an immune modulator to improve immunogenicity. Clinical translation is a major goal of our program, so previous experience with commercialization activities, clinical applications, and clinical trials are strongly preferred. The candidate is expected to take advantage of the strong cancer research community in Cleveland and in the CWTU School of Medicine, and to work closely with translational research programs in BME and in the SOM. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the graduate training mission of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on (1) research accomplishments and plans and (2) teaching and mentoring plans, (3) copies of three representative journal papers, and (4) the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to bmeCIsearch@case.edu. Any questions can be sent to this same email or directed to 216-368-4064. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.