Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of modulation of the microbiome to promote human health. The position will be within the Case School of Engineering 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 Case School of Engineering and in the School of Medicine, was one of the pioneering BME programs in the country (founded 1968), and is home to 28 tenure-track faculty (55 Primary Faculty inclusive of BME Alliance Cleveland Clinic Faculty), over 220 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 an internationally-recognized, competitively-funded individual research program in microbiome research AND who have a strong vision for future research within our rich community. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: (1) understand the role of gut-brain axis in human health disparities, (2) understand how the microbiome contributes to medical device acceptance and performance, (3) understand how the microbiome contributes to human health disparities and susceptibility to infectious disease, (4) microbiome genome/epigenome engineering, and (5) general plans related to multiple systems biology tools, such as proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and immunology. The candidate should be committed to and/or experienced working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.

Clinical translation is a major goal of our program, so previous experience working on clinical applications is strongly preferred. The community at Case Western Reserve University is highly collaborative, and thus a demonstrated background in team science is preferred. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate training mission of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of three representative journal papers statements on (1) research accomplishments and plans and (2) teaching and mentoring plans, (3) diversity and inclusion statement, and (4) the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to Note, the diversity statement should explain how one’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts promote diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside institutions of higher learning.

Any questions can be sent to this same email. 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 or at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.