Research Assistant Professor

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Nov 02, 2022
Closes
Dec 16, 2022
Ref
FAC8944
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Department of BioengineeringResearch Assistant ProfessorThe George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a highly motivated Research Assistant Professor to work in the area of novel ultrasound-based techniques for assessing wound healing. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Project:This effort is part of a DARPA-funded research consortium, Treatment and Recovery Augmented with Electrical and Ultrasound-Mediated Actuation and Sensing (TRAUMAS) program. Our interdisciplinary research team is based at the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain Body Interactions. Ongoing projects bridge multiple disciplinary areas including bioengineering, neuroscience, psychology, and rehabilitation through extensive collaborations. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and research platforms for imaging (ultrasound, MRI, near infrared spectroscopy), neuroscience (multichannel EEG, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, transcranial Doppler), as well as clinical research facilities for cardiovascular, neurosurgery and rehabilitation research applications through our clinical partners.The successful candidate will have an opportunity to get involved in research projects with one or more of these collaborating centers. As part of the research experience, applicants will be expected to develop their own research aligned with the broad overall goals of our laboratories and collaborators and receive mentoring for developing research proposals.Responsibilities:Spearhead the research to develop novel methods that use conformable ultrasound transducers for 2D and 3D imaging and for wirelessly actuating drug-loaded hydrogel implants for localized drug delivery. In addition, they will interact closely with collaborators at partnering institutions (Columbia, MIT, Harvard Medical, Northwestern, Utah, Medtronics, Blackrock, and IBM) to provide support for small-animal studies and translating these methods to clinical practice;Take a leadership role in ongoing research projects and will be encouraged to develop personal research aligned with the broad goals of our laboratories and collaborators. Applicants will receive mentoring for developing research proposals, and participation in career development activities will be strongly encouraged;Design experimental protocols for small-animal ultrasound imaging using the Verasonics system and data analysis; andMentor and train post-doctoral fellows and students in the lab.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field;At least three years of postgraduate experience biomedical imaging and/or sensor instrumentation design and fabrication; andDemonstrated academic record of scientific excellence.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated experience in independent research;Experience in research in multidisciplinary teams;Strong research background in ultrasound imaging and instrumentation;Experience in small-animal procedures and imaging protocols; andExperience in drafting IACUC protocols.Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F836AZ; at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; a research statement, a complete CV with publications, a statement of what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and the names of three professional references with contact information.Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by November 15, 2022; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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