The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading interdisciplinary department at our institution. We are seeking applicants across various areas of biomedical engineering, synergistic with Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s strategic research plan. Particular areas of interest include:
By demonstrating depth and breadth in research, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s (WFBMC) Comprehensive Cancer Center earned the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive designation and is the only Cancer Center in western North Carolina with this designation. Biomedical engineers, along with basic science, clinical and public health researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center collaborate to answer complex questions that lead to promising new treatments and therapies.
The mission of the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism is to improve the health of individuals with, or at risk for, diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders through basic, clinical, translational and public health research. The center aims to generate new knowledge on the metabolic basis of diabetes, obesity and the wide spectrum of diseases in which metabolism plays a role.
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is a leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies. Physicians and scientists at WFIRM were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. Today, WFIRM engineers more than 30 different replacement tissues and organs to develop healing cell therapies – all with the goal to cure, rather than merely treat, disease.
Created to strengthen Wake Forest's research, education and clinical missions, The Center for Biomedical Informatics is designed to integrate resources throughout Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University. Research areas of interest span the spectrum of biomedical informatics, including clinical informatics, translational informatics, medical informatics, public health informatics, imaging informatics, and high-performance computing/big data science.
All areas in keeping with the School of Medicine’s research strategic plan will be considered. Applicants with expertise in technology areas that complement these main thrusts (e.g. imaging and nanomedicine) are welcome. The level of academic appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Specific expectations for the position include:
About the Department of Biomedical Engineering:
The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 11 primary faculty, 27 core faculty, and 14 affiliate faculty at WFU with about $20 million in research funding per year at WFUBMC. The Department is also a member of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, a unique collaboration which draws from faculty, staff and students at both schools in areas such as tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, nanomedicine and nanobioengineering, biomechanics, neuroengineering, and translational cancer research.
BME is a prominent track within the graduate school, with 45 students – nearly one fourth of the graduate school in the School of Medicine.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the Innovation Quarter. Winston-Salem is a vibrant community of 300,000 with excellent schools and an exciting cultural environment, situated close to the blue ridge mountains and the Atlantic coast.
WFUBMC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae to: Lindsay Teague, Talent Acquisition, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at: Lindsay.Teague@wakehealth.edu or (336) 716-8393.