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Reseach Assistant Professor in Bio-inspired Additive Manufacturing
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2023
Title Reseach Assistant Professor in Bio-inspired Additive Manufacturing
University Pennsylvania State University
Middletown, PA, United States
Department More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Reseach Assistant Professor in Bio-inspired Additive Manufacturing

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) is accepting applications for a Faculty Research Assistant Professor to start during Spring 2023 semester. This is a Non-tenure Line position. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology offers 17 degrees in undergraduate and graduate engineering, engineering technology, and science programs as well as a PhD in Engineering Systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support faculty research at Penn State Harrisburg.
  • Writing external grant proposals in response to industry and Federal agencies funding opportunities.
  • The selected candidate will work to develop and implement multi-faceted, collaborative, and robust research programs in additive manufacturing with a focus on biomaterials and tissue engineering.
  • Collaborate with faculty at Penn State Harrisburg, and Penn State University Park and work with research centers and institutes at University Park, particularly Materials Research Institute.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in preparing project reports, presentations, and manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, with a demonstrated track record of high-quality, independent research and publication.
  • Ability to work independently.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in experimental investigation of microstructure and phase transformations in advanced materials.
  • Experience to train and mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  • Background of biomimetic materials, polymers, ceramics, composites, fracture mechanics, cell culture, and animal study.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill in designing, constructing, and testing complex bio-inspired materials systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with analytical instrumentation and simulation.
  • Experience using CAD model software such as SolidWorks.
  • Experience using TEM, SEM, XRD, AFM, mechanical tests, nanoindentations, and Raman.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter (one page), current curriculum vitae including current grants and awards, a list of three professional references, and a research statement including the grant writing experience.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • This is a limited-term appointment funded for three years from the date of hire with an excellent possibility of refunding.

Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant University. Penn State Harrisburg, the Capital College, is the largest among Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses, enrolling nearly 5,000 students and offering more than 75 degree programs. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg is the largest school within the college. For more information about Penn State Harrisburg, please visit the college's website at

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. We believe diversity benefits and enriches our school's students, staff, and faculty. We are dedicated to building and sustaining an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming teaching and learning environment where cultural diversity is valued and celebrated.

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