The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of magnetic resonance imaging technology development, with an anticipated starting date of August 1, 2019 or thereafter. The position will be within the School of Medicine at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 16 Nobel laureates. The Case School of Engineering actively promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes primarily focused on materials, health care, and energy. The Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is jointly housed in the School of Medicine and in the Case School of Engineering, was one of the pioneering BME programs in the country (founded 1968), and is home to 29 tenure-track faculty, over 150 graduate students and approximately 500 undergraduate students. Its faculty are international research leaders in biomaterials and nanomedicine, imaging, neural engineering, and computational imaging and personalized diagnostics. The BME department is also home to the endowed Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership that promotes translational research and supports collaborative translational research projects to improve patient care and accelerate the delivery of healthcare technology from academia to the marketplace.
We seek outstanding candidates to establish or continue an internationally-recognized, competitively-funded individual research program in magnetic resonance imaging AND who have a strong vision for future research within our rich MRI community. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: (1) quantitative MRI, with an emphasis on methods to improve the accuracy and precision of the acquisitions (2) translation of technological advances into clinical application, especially related to fast and quantitative MRI (3) magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) acquisition and reconstruction development and analysis (4) the application of machine learning or artificial intelligence to MRI or MRF data. Clinical translation is a major goal of our program, so previous experience working on clinical applications is strongly preferred. The MRI community at Case Western Reserve University is highly collaborative, and thus a demonstrated background in team science is preferred. The candidate is expected to take advantage of the strong corporate imaging research relationships and the world class Case Center for Imaging Research, which conducts research for all imaging modalities along a translational continuum from molecules to mice to man. A key feature of the MRI group is the 35-year long collaboration with Siemens on MRI technology development and translation. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the graduate training mission of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on (1) research accomplishments and plans and (2) teaching and mentoring plans, (3) copies of three representative journal papers, and (4) the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to bmeMRI_translational@case.edu. Any questions can be sent to this same email or directed to 216-368-4064. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.