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junior faculty positions - assistant professor

lecturer

Postdoctoral fellow

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

RE/SA Lab manager



Junior Faculty Positions - Assistant Professor 

Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is dedicated to developing solutions for human health by educating the next generation of biomedical engineers, cultivating leaders, and nurturing the integration of engineering, science, and medicine in a discovery-centered environment. To help advance this mission, we are seeking qualified applicants to fill two tenure-track, faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the application areas of either brain health/neurological disorders or cancer. Candidates are encouraged to view these areas of emphasis in the broadest sense in determining whether they match their research skills and interests.

In the application areas of brain health and cancer, the Department is seeking candidates whose research expertise aligns with our core research tracks and are working on exciting approaches to diagnose and treat these debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Our UT BME departments core research tracks include the following: (1) biomedical imaging and instrumentation, (2) computational biomedical engineering, (3) cellular and biomolecular engineering, or (4) molecular, cellular, and tissue mechanics. The Department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include a doctorate in engineering or a related field with a strong record of research accomplishments, publications, and career stage appropriate funding. Candidates are also expected to teach our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, develop a sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, employ inclusive practices in their classrooms and research programs, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and have a commitment to university and professional service.

Additionally, we seek applicants who have a desire to build collaborations with Dell Medical School and the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, as well as regional medical centers including the Seton Stroke Institute. Furthermore, the Department has strong clinical partnerships with a number of medical institutions across Texas, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and UT Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio.

Application Instructions

Interested persons should include a cover letter expressing interest and stating the position for which applying; 1) a statement summarizing past contributions to and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion; 2) a statement of teaching goals as related to our departmental focus; 3) a statement of research; 4) a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic and professional experience; 5) peer reviewed publications (please include PDF copies of a maximum of your two most significant, peer-reviewed, published manuscripts); and 6) at least three confidentially submitted references via the Interfolio portal. View a full description of the application instructions and criteria being used to assess faculty candidate statements. Failure to provide detailed statements that address these criteria may disadvantage your application in the review process. Applications received before October 31, 2022 will be given priority review.

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Department Diversity Statement

Please direct inquiries to Michael Don at michael.don@austin.utexas.edu

Lecturer

Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer for possible temporary/non-tenure track, part-time positions to teach undergraduate courses. Positions are part-time, contingent upon student enrollment and the availability of funding, and are not available every semester. Assignments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis, although sometimes a year-long appointment can be made. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance.

Qualifications

A PhD in engineering or a related field is required, but exceptions can be made for applicants with a Master's degree and pertinent expertise and work experience. Previous teaching and/or training experience is preferred. Current teaching opportunities exist in computing, circuits, and numerical methods. Required skills: python, C++ and/or MATLAB.

The department is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching and service.

Salary

 Dependent on position and qualifications.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Detailed CV including academic training and technical experience
  2. A statement regarding their specific teaching interests and qualifications
  3. A list of three references.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

The Biophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at Austin is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to develop optical imaging tools for the surgical guidance of tumor resections. This position is supported by a new five year NIH grant. The project is a collaboration between Texas BME and Dell Medical School. 

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Responsibilities
  • Develop/fabricate custom microscopy instruments to image tissues
  • Collaborate with physician colleagues at UT Dell Medical School
  • Publish research results in national and international journals and conferences 
  • Supervise and mentor students 
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

PhD in engineering, physics or related physical sciences. Demonstrated ability to fabricate/build electro-optical systems such as custom microscopes and spectroscopy systems. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in working with biological systems/tissues is preferred but not required. 

Salary

$53,460 + depending on experience

Working Conditions
  • May work around chemical fumes.

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • May work around biohazards.

  • May work around chemicals.

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

  • Use of manual dexterity.

  • Climbing of stairs.

  • Lifting and moving

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • Letter of interest

  • Names of 3 references

Applicants Internal to UT Austin

All Other Applicants

Communications Coordinator

Purpose

Lead the development, coordination and implementation of a strategic communications plan to inform and educate key audiences and the public about the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Direct departmental communications and marketing efforts, including managing the department’s website and social media channels, marketing materials, media relations, and branding guidance.

Responsibilities

Develop and coordinate a strategic communications plan – Anticipate and plan for strategic communications needs for the department – in concert with department leadership, including (but not limited to): the promotion of large-scale initiatives, events, awards, or special projects, and the regular assessment of communication tools or channels to keep PR efforts aligned with current relevant trends. Collaborate with management, faculty and staff to develop and maintain an overarching strategic communications plan and implement lower-level communications plans for specific activities as needed. Identify new opportunities to increase awareness of BME. Establish relationships and liaise with other university units, departments and colleges for the purposes of coordinating communications and PR efforts and reporting information for broader audiences when appropriate. Represent BME on college communications team.

Content creation – Create high-quality graphic design and written materials and digital content to enhance the department’s reputation and national standing, with a focus on priority areas including (but not limited to) ground-breaking research; graduate student and faculty recruiting; diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; alumni and corporate relations; and fundraising. Create and disseminate key communication pieces.

Social media and website management – Oversee maintenance of the department’s social media channels and website, promote department achievements and activities, actively seek out and identify new opportunities and ways to enhance the department’s visibility and ensure content is delivered in accordance with university branding guidelines. In managing social media, monitor comments and conversations, actively engage with audiences, track trends, and seek opportunities to improve and expand the department’s presence. Utilize analytics reports to provide strategic direction and elevate communications efforts.

Project management – Coordinate and oversee communications projects, such as any re-branding initiatives, build-out of new communications tools, developing new marketing materials, the selection, design and branding of promotional items, vendor coordination, etc.

Media relations – Act as the department’s media contact and assist media relations efforts driven by the College and University communications teams. Help produce press releases and pitch or place stories within university channels and in targeted media outlets to increase coverage. Field questions from reporters and set up media interviews for faculty and researchers as needed. (10%)

Event support – As a member of the department’s communications team, promote, execute and enhance events, outreach and development efforts such as the Biomedical Engineering Society events, External Advisory Council, graduation reception, alumni events, department seminars. Supervise Senior Events Coordinator responsible for departmental event coordination. Coordinate with department leadership regarding alumni relations projects.

Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field and seven years of professional experience in communications, marketing or public relations.

Proven experience with digital communication strategies and social media (preferably Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram).

Demonstrated experience writing press releases and or news and feature articles.

Ability to make complex subject matter accessible and compelling to a range of audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge about the topics presented.

Strong project management skills.

Experience with publishing content to web-based content management systems.

Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a dynamic environment.

Demonstrated professionalism.

Strong attention to detail.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than seven years of experience in communications, marketing, or public relations.

Experience in strategic planning.

Experience with media relations.

Photography skills and experience (photography equipment will be provided).

Experience with graphic design tools for print and online communications, including Adobe Creative Suite.

Salary Range

$69,500+ depending on qualifications

Required Materials

Resume/CV

Letter of interest

Three work references with contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

Finalists will be asked to provide writing samples and examples of produced social media content

Working Conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Some weekend, evening and holiday work

Opportunity for flexible and remote work schedule

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

APPLICANTS INTERNAL TO UT AUSTIN 

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS

 

RE/SA-Lab Manager

The overarching goal of the James T. Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation (WCCMS) is developing computational biomechanical models for understanding heart valve and heart disease progression for developing clinical interventions, including prosthetics devices. We develop or utilize a range of unique in-vivo and in-vitro data for elucidating mechanisms that underlie the observed pathologies. Our modeling focus is the detailed incorporation of this data to provide a high level of physical and physiological realism and validation, working at the continuum-cellular, fibrous tissue, and whole organ levels.
In support of this program, the Lab Manager’s primary purpose is to design, conduct and direct experimental studies which work in conjunction with computational work in the Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation under direction of Professor Sacks in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

APPLICANTS INTERNAL TO UT AUSTIN 

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS



More Postdoctoral Researcher Openings

For more information on postdoctoral researcher positions, reach out to individual faculty members or visits their lab websites. 

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