University of Pennsylvania: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Chemical, Electrical or Materials Science Engineering with a focus on neuroengineering and nanotechnology research. Responsibilities include independently and collaboratively conducting multidisciplinary research, applying material and fabrication strategies to develop novel neurotechnologies, validating them in small and large animal models, and devising strategies for translating them into human applications. This position is primarily focused on research, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor trainees at multiple levels across medicine, engineering, neurology and rehabilitation medicine, including undergraduates, masters and PhD students, residents and clinical fellows. There will be opportunity to lecture in and primarily teach courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences depending upon mutual interests. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in neuroengineering, neural electrode development and characterization, biomaterials, animal surgery, human and animal neurophysiology. A strong background in nanomaterials and nanotechnology, with experience in advanced nano and microfabrication techniques, including carbon nanotubes and microfluidic devices is an asset. Experience in entrepreneurship in medical devices and startup ventures is also desirable.

The CNT’s mission is to develop and test new materials and technologies in Neuroengineering and translate them to diagnose, manage, repair, modulate or restore nervous system function after it has been lost to disease or disability. The CNT is supported by the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science and is comprised of a collaborative group of engineers and clinicians under the leadership of Brian Litt, M.D.

The primary faculty appointment will be in Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine. There will be opportunity for secondary appointments in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (School of Medicine) and Bioengineering (School of Engineering and Applied Science). Startup will be supported for 3 years, after which it is assumed that the faculty member will obtain funding with external grants, independently and collaboratively, to be self-supporting. The individual will support the goals and growth of the CNT.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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