Department of BioengineeringPostdoctoral 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.