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Full-time Tenure-track Faculty Position in Mechanics & Materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the general area of the mechanics of materials under extreme conditions. Experiments, modeling and simulations that address mechanics and materials issues at high strain rates, high pressures and dynamic conditions are of particular interest, but all outstanding candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally qualified candidates at all ranks will be considered.

It is expected that the successful candidate for this position will be an integral member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, a multidivisional institute devoted to advancing the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions. The Institute includes strong collaborations with other universities, national labs and corporate affiliates, and currently houses two independent research centers.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or related fields, and is expected to establish a strong, independent, internationally recognized research program as well as contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. The candidate will continue a strong tradition of excellence in Mechanics and Materials at Johns Hopkins.

All applications should be submitted electronically to: mehemi-search@jhu.edu. Electronic applications (submitted as a single PDF document) should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise and accomplishments of the applicant, a curriculum vita, and statements of teaching and research interests. The candidate should also arrange to have three reference letters sent independently as PDF documents to mehemi-search@jhu.edu with the candidate's name included in the filename.

The application review process will begin on January 20, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Department is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Postdoctoral Fellow: BIOPHOTONICS

To individuals seeking to perform cutting-­‐edge interdisciplinary research in biomedical and optical sciences with critical clinical applications:

JOB SUMMARY: The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for POST-­‐DOCTORAL SCIENTISTS to develop and employ novel engineering and optical tools for the investigation and diagnosis of a wide array of health disorders with focused applications in diabetes monitoring and early stage cancer assessment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The main goal of this research project is to enable real-­‐time, label-­‐ free and specific measurement of biomarkers in blood and tissue matrices. Such a technology will be of high value for diabetes management as well as for very early stage cancer detection that can significantly enhance the diagnostic information content of existing biopsy and excision procedures. This project primarily involves: (I) design and development of cutting-­‐edge optical and spectroscopic instrumentation including Raman, fluorescence and reflectance modalities, (II) chemometrics for information extraction from complex spectra, and (III) testing and application of new approaches in laboratory, pre-­‐clinical and clinical settings. Candidate will be expected to lead biological tissue testing efforts, which will require the strict observance of biohazard safety procedures. Responsibilities will include communicating results to the scientific community through high impact publications and presentations.

CANDIDATE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
Candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and related disciplines are invited to apply to fill the postdoctoral position. The team seeks a creative, motivated and well organized individual who is ready to meet the challenges of a highly multidisciplinary and multifaceted experimental project and who will work productively both independently and with others. The successful candidate will work with Assistant Professor Ishan Barman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University and in close collaboration with the MIT Laser Biomedical Research Center. Knowledge of optical instrumentation and system design, hands-on experimental expertise and familiarity with spectroscopic tools is required. A basic understanding of biological sciences and experience with cell culturing is desirable, as are familiarity with LabVIEW and Matlab software.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of references to Dr. Ishan Barman (ibarman@jhu.edu) as soon as possible. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Representative Recent Publications:
[J.1] Soares JS, Barman I, Dingari NC et al. “Diagnostic power of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for targeted detection of breast lesions with microcalcifications”, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 110(2): 471–476, 2013.

[J.2] Barman I, Dingari NC, Saha A et al., “Application of Raman spectroscopy to identify microcalcifications and underlying breast lesions at stereotactic core needle biopsies”, Cancer Research, 73, 3206-­‐3215, 2013.

[J.3] Barman I, Dingari NC, et al. “Investigation of noise-­‐induced instabilities in quantitative biological spectroscopy and its implications for non-­‐invasive glucose monitoring”, Analytical Chemistry, 84(19), 8149-­‐8156, 2012.

The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Post-Doctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Whiting School of Engineering, Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University are seeking a candidate for postdoctoral fellowship to conduct collaborative research aimed at the development of novel cardiac support systems. We seek candidates with expertise in design of biomedical devices, and/or systems operating at the interface between engineering and physiology. Early phases of the project involve development of concepts through interactions with medical and engineering faculty members with diverse background and expertise. The candidate is also expected to assist in project management, including coordination among academic and administrative personnel, as well as planning of technical meetings. Consequently, the candidate must also possess strong organizational skills and be able to successfully navigate a complex diverse environment.

Qualifications: A PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with biomedical emphasis or related fields is required. Previous experience in system engineering and/or management of research group is preferred.

Please email a detailed CV, along with a brief description of relevant past experience to hopkinsheart@jhu.edu using “JHU Health Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Application” in the subject line; any questions may be directed to this email address as well.

The Department is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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UpdatedJanuary 8, 2014; please visit this page often as positions are posted throughout the year.