Department of Bioengineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Biomedical Ultrasound
The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on interdisciplinary research in biomedical ultrasound. This effort is part of a DARPA-funded research consortium, Treatment and Recovery Augmented with Electrical and Ultrasound-Mediated Actuation and Sensing (TRAUMAS) program. The overall goal of this 4-year project is to develop active bandages with integrated electronics and ultrasound transducers for imaging, sensing, and modulating the wound state to improve healing of recalcitrant wounds. The desired start date for this position is January 2020. 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.
The Fellow will 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, the Fellow 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.
The successful candidate is expected to 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. As part of the postdoctoral experience, applicants will receive mentoring for developing research proposals, and participation in career development activities will be strongly encouraged.
For full consideration, applicants must apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu and complete the online application for position F452AZ. Applicants must also submit a cover letter describing career goals and research interests, a submit CV, and contact information for three professional references. For full consideration applicants should apply by December 2, 2019, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in one of the following disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field by the start date of the position. The candidate should demonstrate an academic record of scientific excellence and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
Applicants with a strong background in diagnostic or therapeutic ultrasound will be given highest priority. Experience in small-animal research is highly desired but not required.
Internal Number: F452AZ
About George Mason University
The Department of Bioengineering (https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/) was established in 2010, and has rapidly grown to 13 full-time faculty and over 200 students in its BS, MS and PhD programs. The current research and educational focus areas are biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedical engineering, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed teaching and research facilities were opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty conduct research funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding.
Faculty in the Bioengineering department have active collaborations with local healthcare institutions including INOVA, Children’s National Medical Center, and National Rehabilitation Hospital as well as federal agencies and laboratories such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Research Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Bioengineering faculty also have seve...ral currently funded research projects in collaboration with other national and international institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California at Irvine, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Georgia State University, Helsinki University Medical Center, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, Brunel University, UK, University of Andres Bello, Chile, and Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here
The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. 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.