Opportunities

Visiting Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering @ Bucknell University; Lewisburg, PA

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for open-rank, visiting faculty positions to begin August 2021. These positions are ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Visiting faculty would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. Candidates would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship within Bucknell’s excellent core facilities, notably our recently opened teaching and laboratory facilities (fall 2019) supporting modestly increased student enrollments. The appointment is for the 2021-2022 academic year; reappointment may be possible subject to institutional need and satisfactory performance. 

We seek individuals with enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to engage undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory across a broad range of biomedical engineering subjects. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support a biomedical engineering curriculum containing courses in bioinstrumentation, signals and systems, biomechanics, materials, biostatistics, computing, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and medical device design. 

A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student body, utilizing inclusive pedagogies, and fostering highly collaborative environments. 

Applications must include a cover letter, a current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant’s 1) teaching philosophy, experience relevant to the Bucknell biomedical engineering curriculum, and identification of current required and new elective courses they would be interested in teaching at Bucknell, 2) evidence of a commitment to diversity and engaging students in an inclusive environment, and 3) career goals and how this position aligns with those goals. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu) and they will be reviewed beginning on April 1, 2021 in the order in which they are received until the positions are filled. 

About Bucknell: 

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music. 

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university 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. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged. 

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals. 

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies. 

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. 

Conjugation Chemist/Biochemist @ Code BioTheraputics; Hatfield, PA

Code BioTherapeutics, located in Hatfield, PA, is a startup biotech company supported by a syndicate of top-tier biotech investors and specializing in non-viral targeted drug delivery using a novel DNA-based delivery scaffold. The Code Bio team is passionate about developing treatments for serious and life-threatening diseases. We are currently looking for talented, highly motivated individuals with strong backgrounds in bioscience and technology who are driven by patient outcomes. The ideal candidate should have a B.S. degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an additional 5+ years of laboratory experience, or a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an additional 2+ years of laboratory experience. The candidate should be comfortable with working both independently and as a part of a team. 

Key Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work independently to develop conjugation and purification methods for biomolecule coupling to a DNA-based scaffold used to target and treat diseases. 
  • Molecular characterization of biomolecules including peptides proteins and oligonucleotide conjugates. 
  • Support the Discovery team through cell and molecular assay development 
  • Support internal as well as external collaborative RD projects. 
  • Maintain data/records in an organized manner. 

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • In-depth knowledge of biomolecule conjugation methodologies 
  • Experience with protein and DNA purification strategies 
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture 
  • Knowledge and experience with the following common laboratory techniques is a plus: HPLC, SDS-PAGE/Western blotting, DNA purifications techniques 

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package and are a drug free, equal opportunity employer. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to Bob Getts at bgetts@codebiotx.com 

Multiple Job Openings + Info Session @ Solvay Specialty Polymers; Alpharetta, GA

We would like to invite any interested students to learn more about the opportunities available at Solvay Specialty Polymers. During our information session, we will provide an overview of the company, as well as discuss some of the opportunities available throughout our group. The information will be targeted at graduate students and post-docs studying chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science/engineering, and related disciplines. To see our current open positions please see our postings online. If you’d like to participate in the session, please send your name, email address, a copy of your resume/CV, and your expected/target graduation date to Dennis Kalman (dennis.kalman@solvay.com) no later than Monday, April 26th. We will then contact interested parties by email with a link for the session. We look forward to seeing you all then! 

  • What: Information session 
  • Where: Virtual, via Google Meet
  • When:1-2 pm, Wednesday April 28, 2021 
  • Who: the session will be led by Delaware alumnus Dennis Kalman and colleague Raleigh Davis 

About Solvay 

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers. 

2 Post-Doc Fellowship Opportunities @ FSU/FAMU; Tallahassee, FL

As part of the NSF Center on additive manufacturing at FSU/FAMU we seek post-doctoral associates in the following areas – (1) 3D printing of flexible electronics/sensors/composites and synthesis and processing of colloidal materials (2) Theoretical/simulations of fluid flow during printing, computational models that account for particle-particle interactions (dense systems) and predict phase behavior/gelation and macroscopic properties. The postdoctoral fellowship positions will be in the NSF funded CREST Center for Complex Materials Design. Current Center research aims at the synthesis, characterization, and processing of polymer-based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from aerospace to energy to medical devices using additive manufacturing techniques. The Center collaborates with several national laboratory facilities such as Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National High magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and applicants should be willing to visit these research collaborators as part of their research. 

Initial appointment is for one year and is renewable based on satisfactory performance. The position is through Florida A&M University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering/Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Responsibilities will include initial material synthesis for additive manufacturing, creation/standardization of analysis processes/characterization for these novel materials, high impact journal publications and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. This work will be conducted mostly at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and satellite labs that include the NHMFL, but also in collaboration with Harvard University, MIT, ANL and AFRL. 

Skills and Requirements 

  • Knowledge of scattering and rheological methods to characterize the resultant nanocomposites properties. 
  • Device fabrication and characterization. 
  • Theoretical/Computational studies of particle/polymer systems under flow using high performance computing resources. 
  • Excellent written English and oral communication skills are required. 
  • Ability to work independently and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. 

Highly motivated applicants should contact Dr. S. Ramakrishnan by email with a CV and contact information of 3 references. Selected candidates will receive an expedited interview application for the final position. 

Multiple Virtual Internships for Graduate Students @ Atomos Space; Denver, CO

Part-Time Lab Technician @ Innospec Fuel Specialties; Newark, DE

Innospec Fuel Specialties, LLC has part-time laboratory technician positions open for the fall 2021 semester and beyond in our Newark, DE lab.

  • Working with analytical instrumentation to provide support for our fuel additive technology group.
  • Assisting our R&D department with developing novel additive packages for the fuel industry.
  • Setting up and monitoring fuel testing for our technical support program.
  • Managing incoming fuel samples and prioritizing testing.
  • Maintaining a neat and legible laboratory notebook.
  • Preparing additives for testing and shipping.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have basic knowledge of laboratory safety.
  • Are able to work at least 10 hours per week (many students work, on average, 15 hours/week).
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate science program (chem, biochem, chem E., etc.)

Innospec provides safety and technical training.  No previous experience is required. The wage for these positions are $13.00/hour.  The schedule is flexible.  This is a great opportunity to gain industry experience.  In select cases, our lab techs have also used their work in our laboratory for college credits. If interested, please forward your resume to arthur.fogiel@innospecinc.com

Research Specialist II in Confocal Imaging Facility (CIF) laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology @ Princeton University; Princeton, NJ

From UD BME alumni Dr. Aidan Zerdoum, details here

Senior Scientist Technical Support, Materials @ Abbott Core Diagnostics; Lake Bluff, IL

Our location in Lake Bluff, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Scientist Technical Support – Materials Scientist. Independently perform analytical testing, analysis, and write reports to support complex, long-duration projects, product improvements and investigations for materials utilized in in-vitro diagnostics. Proactively identify opportunities for significant operational; process; or product improvements.

For more information and to apply please click HERE

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering @ Stevenson University; Owings Mills, MD

Full-time faculty in the School of the Sciences will engage in teaching, scholarship and service activities in accordance with the University’s Faculty Workload and Promotion/Sabbatical Guidelines. Teaching responsibilities will include 24 contact hours per academic year (usually 12 contact hours per semester) for faculty in the sciences. Full-time faculty in the School of the Sciences are expected to engage in research with undergraduate students and to pursue external funding in support of this research. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, student advising, assessment, committee service, and participating in the life of the university.

Go HERE for more information and to apply

Spring 2021 UD Career Center Events

Go to their website here.

Multiple Openings; Halliburton @ Multiple Locations

Halliburton is building a new group focused on automation and is looking for candidates (MS/PhD/Post-doc) from sciences and engineering with machine learning/deep learning experience in their skill set. Interested candidates should contact Dan Stark at Daniel.Stark@halliburton.com with a cover letter and resume ready.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Widener University @ Chester, PA

Details here via Widener’s HR site

Medical Device Recruiter Directory

Access via LinkedIn; you may download by viewing in full screen and using the link in the upper right-hand corner

 

K-12 Science Teaching Jobs via Southern Teachers

K-12 private and independent schools around the South are searching for great teachers to join their school communities for next year.  Schools plan to have in-person classes in the fall, and we have over a hundred science openings, many of them focused on biology.

Our schools seek teachers with subject-matter expertise who are enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers—what is important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has matched great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, and know the person, not just the resumé. Our services are free for our candidates!

The sooner you apply, the more opportunities you will have to pursue as you search for the right school community for you.

Apply now at SouthernTeachers.com.

Volunteerism with Art Therapy Express

At Art Therapy Express many of our participants are medically compromised. With
the pandemic, a large majority of our artists don’t anticipate re-entering society until a
vaccine is available. In March, our families instantly became isolated and many of
their support systems discontinued their services. Many of our participants struggle to
feel like they are still part of a community. Even during these challenging times, Art
Therapy Express is committed to enriching their lives. It has become necessary to
pivot from our face to face sessions, at our adapted art studio, to creating engaging
and visually stimulating virtual programs within my home. These sessions include art
education, art as therapy, paint parties, and special event holiday celebrations for our
children and adults with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities and their
parents. We are requesting your support to enhance the learning environment for our
participants through overhead camera views (for painting demonstrations) and
increased use of audio and visual aids (for multi-sensory learning). This integration of
new photography and digital media techniques will engage our participants and
caregivers and strengthen our virtual program format. Overhead track lighting and
movable cameras will create sensory rich experiences that help individuals with short
attention spans to focus. In addition, participants with visual impairments will be
provided with close-up views and detailed painting instruction.

Of course, you are the experts! Any solutions are welcome and greatly appreciated!!!
Please consider joining one of our Zoom sessions to meet our amazing participants. It
would be a small glimpse of the many individuals that would be impacted by your
creation, within the community, the special education school programs, and the
nonprofit organizations we serve. Our virtual programs are provided free to all our
participants and their caregivers throughout the pandemic.

Thank you, in advance, for sharing your talents to enrich the lives of our participants
with mild to severe disabilities. Art is needed, now more than ever, to provide a venue
that promotes “a voice” of creative self-expression, friendships, and joy for our artists
and their caregivers.

Fondly,
Lisa Bartoli
http://www.arttherapyexpressprogram.org
Located in Wilmington DE

Postdoc Fellowships at U.S. Federal Research Labs

Click here to learn more.

This calendar provides a conglomeration of all the virtual events that are being offered to our graduate students for professional development and personal wellbeing. If you do not have access to the Google Calendar, please reach out to Michelle Pergeorelis @ mperge@udel.edu.

Fellowships/Scholarships

Students at the University of Delaware are exclusively eligible to apply to the following fellowships and scholarships:

  1. UD offers a NSF IGERT program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2), a multi-disciplinary doctoral traineeship program for students interested in studying Cells in Engineered Environments using the technologies and approaches of Systems Biology.
  2. The George W. Laird Merit Fellowship is given to students working toward graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.

Graduate students conducting research in biomedical engineering can apply for numerous fellowships and scholarships:

  1. NIH’s F31 awards provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).
  2. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States by recognizing and supporting outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
  3. The Force & Motion Foundation offers scholarships for promising research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing.
  4. The Hertz Foundation offers awards to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.
  5. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program established by the Department of Defense supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines providing them the opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
  6. Through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship program, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
  7. GEM Fellowships are doctoral fellowships at participating GEM Member Universities for underrepresented minority students.
  8. National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) graduate fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
  9. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
  10. Google offers numerous scholarships to students.
  11. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are given to permanent residents, naturalized citizens if born abroad, or children of naturalized citizen parents for their graduate education.
  12. The National Security Agency (NSA) awards Women In Defense Horizons Scholarships to women pursuing a course of study aimed at a career in national security.
  13. The PEO foundation offers scholarships/fellowships to support graduate education for women.
  14. Fogarty International Center has a directory of non-NIH funding opportunities.

To find more funding opportunities specific to your qualifications, use the Pathways to Science form.

Fellowships/Scholarships for Prospective Undergraduates

None at this time. Stay tuned for further updates!

Programs for Prospective Undergraduate and Graduate Students

None at this time. Stay tuned for further updates!

RSO’s

Student Organizations: The university has over 300 registered student organizations available so students can participate in a wide range of activities.

  • UD’s Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter was approved in summer 2012. After being a registered student club for a year, it fulfilled the requirements to become an official chapter. Last year it piloted a peer mentor program to match freshman with older undergrads, based on selection criteria such as hometown and future career plans. Mentors and mentees frequently met and were encouraged to attend professional development events. BMES also kicked-off a hands-on engineering project with Prof. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department. Dr. Galloway’s lab modifies off-the-shelf toy race cars to provide mobility to children who can’t crawl or walk due to cerebral palsy. The BMES students worked to transform these cars into power walkers for these children. In addition to these two programs, they fostered undergraduate interactions and investigated programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).
    Interested in finding out more? Please contact Emily Day, faculty advisor for BMES.
Honor and Professional Societies
  • Student Honor and Professional societies: The college of engineering offers a variety of engineering organizations for students. They can choose one in the engineering college or in their particular engineering field.
Study Abroad
  • International Experience: Study abroad programs in locations throughout the world are available to students at the University of Delaware. We offer short term programs during the Winter Session that include classes to fulfill general education (breadth) requirements. We also offer immersion experiences for the duration of an entire semester to enhance fluency in a foreign language.
Extracurricular Activities
Internships or Part-Time Work
  • NEW! Refer to the ‘Job Opportunities’ or ‘Career Development’ tab for the most recent updates and their deadlines.
Research
  • See the BME Weekly for undergraduate research opportunities as they are offered on a more frequent basis.
Outreach
  • The university offers a variety of resources through their Engineering Outreach Program for part-time students who already hold full-time jobs.