This is an interdisciplinary position involving the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and background in any of the following areas: prosthetics and its interface with tissues; micro-tribology; biomaterials; sports injuries and reconstructive repair; wear; musculoskeletal tissue engineering; implant infection; mems; actuator design; and medical signal processing. This includes material development; mechanical design; micro-mechanics; micro-tribology; tissue responses to prosthetic devices and novel implant material integration; tissue repair and regeneration following injury; disease or aging; drug delivery; cell therapy; disease modeling; short- and long-term physiological and bacterial responses to implants; antimicrobial resistance; as well as artificial tissue development. The selected candidate will have a strong desire to collaborate and develop novel technologies with scientists and engineers from other disciplines at UCF.
Keywords: musculoskeletal, micro tribology, micro-mechanics, interface, prosthetic, biomaterials, infection, tissue repair, reconstruction, mems.
-A history of working with multi-disciplinary teams is preferred.
-Additional Application Materials Required UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. To apply directly, please use this link: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/50166.
-In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of at least three professional references complete with phone number and email address. In the cover letter candidates should address their background in their discipline and should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home. In the research statement candidates should include descriptions of their successful interdisciplinary research collaborations and how their current and future research can contribute to the cluster’s overall interdisciplinary objectives.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
-The anticipated start date for these positions is spring 2018. To this end, the search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are closed.
-For more information about these positions, please contact the Cluster Search Chair at UCFDG-FCI-ProstheticsSearchChair@ucf.edu.