Research Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 14, 2019
Oct 03, 2019
Faculty - 7385
Full Time
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a highly motivated research scientist to work in the area of novel sensor and instrumentation design using ultrasound. Our interdisciplinary research team is based in a new 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 his/her own research aligned with the broad overall goals of our laboratories and collaborators and receive mentoring for developing research proposals. 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.

Responsibilities: * Design and prototype ultrasound imaging instrumentation and embedded systems * Develop signal and image processing algorithms and optimize performance on low-power microprocessor architectures * Design experimental protocols for data acquisition from human subjects and analyze data * Work collaboratively on a highly interdisciplinary team * Mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Required Qualifications: * PhD in Electrical Engineering, or a related field, with degree awarded at the time of application * At least five years of postgraduate experience in sensor instrumentation design and fabrication * Demonstrated 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.

George Mason University, a tier-1 research institution, is considered one of the top "up and coming" educational institutions in the US. It is conveniently located in the Washington DC metropolitan area within easy access to several national laboratories and clinical research centers, and provides a highly stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research. Biomedical research is a major area of strategic focus for Mason, and the Department of Bioengineering has been rapidly growing since its establishment in 2011.

For full consideration, applicants must complete and submit the online application at for position F303AZ; and upload a cover letter highlighting their qualifications, Curriculum Vita, and a list of three professional references with contact information. The appointment term will begin August 2018, and the position may be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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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.

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