Candidates with expertise in all areas of research are encouraged to apply and will receive full consideration, though we anticipate that tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, neural engineering, synthetic biology, organ-on-a-chip technologies, or artificial intelligence in medicine may be of particular interest.
Candidates may find the BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) training program, and multi-institutional centers such the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LACATS), the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, and the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Consortium to be of particular interest because of their regional focus on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, which are medical issues that are of critical importance to areas with high concentrations of poverty and low access to health care. These resources facilitate translational BME investigations in healthcare quality, availability, cost, or disparity that are applicable to our global community.
Superb opportunities for collaboration exist within the School of Science and Engineering and Tulane’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the National Primate Research Center. Interdisciplinary centers include the Tulane Brain Institute, the Center for Aging, and the Interdisciplinary Bioinnovation Program. Our city also boasts the new University Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital. Forbes magazine ranks New Orleans as a top "brain magnet" city in the nation, with a burgeoning biotechnology entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Tulane University is an AAU private university with a Carnegie classification as an institution with the Highest Research Activity. Tulane’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, founded in 1977, has an ABET accredited undergraduate program with 200 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. BME is administratively located in the School of Science and Engineering on Tulane's uptown campus. Biomedical engineering research is enhanced by co-location of its research facilities on the downtown Health Sciences campus.
Tulane University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.