The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering (www.enginering.pitt.edu/bioengineering) invites applications by accomplished individuals with a PhD or equivalent in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or closely related discipline for a tenure track faculty position. The Department seeks to build upon active ongoing collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the McGowan institute for Regenerative Medicine. Specific topic areas of interest are in women's health and pelvic floor reconstruction, (in coordination with Magee Women's Hospital), as well as transmandibular joint repair (in coordination with the University of Pittsburgh Dental School). The applicant will be expected to establish a well-funded research program, and priority will be given to those with an established record of previous independent funding. Applicants should have broad expertise in the area of regenerative medicine, including biomaterials and tissue engineering. The successful applicant will have a strong focus upon clinically translatable research and a track record of multi-disciplinary collaboration. The candidate must be committed to high quality mentoring and teaching for a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh is a top-5 institution in terms of NIH funding, provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary research, and through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and with collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University. The Department of Bioengineering is consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, and has strong research and educational programs, offering undergraduates (285 students, sophomore-to-senior years) and graduate (155 PhD or MD/PhD and 37 MS students) degrees. The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (www.mirm.pitt.edu), Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (www.cnbc.cmu.edu), Center for Medical Innovation (www.cmi.engineering.pitt.edu) and Musculoskeletal Research Center (www.pitt.edu/~msrc) offer many research and collaboration opportunities.
Interested candidates should send the following materials as a single PDF attachment via email with the subject line titled REGENERATIVE MEDICINE POSITION. Please send your application to Bioeapp@pitt.edu. 1. Letter of Intent; 2. Most recent CV; 3. Independent research statement; 4. Teaching statement; 5. Three representative publications; 6. Name and complete contact information of at least four references.
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Application Process: Interested candidates should send the following materials as a single PDF attachment via email with the subject line titled REGENERATIVE MEDICINE POSITION . Please send your application to Bioeapp@pitt.edu. 1. Letter of Intent; 2. Most recent CV; 3. Independent research statement; 4. Teaching statement; 5. Three representative publications; 6. Name and complete contact information of at least four references.
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