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The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University is launching a strategic hiring initiative across both of our campuses. Over the next three years, ten new faculty members, with ranks ranging from assistant to full professor, will be recruited to lead collaborative, interdisciplinary biomedical engineering research applied to neurology, orthopedics, lung diseases, cancer, health disparities, predictive biology and clinical needs, with a technical focus in such areas as:

  • medical imaging
  • regenerative medicine
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • microdevices
  • pharmacoengineering

Our department is committed to offering equal opportunities in an inclusive environment where our entire community can thrive. We believe that inclusion creates a better student experience, faculty career, and department culture. To learn more about our department, please visit this link for more information.

All current Faculty and Staff positions are posted below with links that direct to the official job posting.

Current Open Positions

Laboratory Technician/Manager

Job Posting and Application 

Position Summary:

The Brain-Spine-Machine Interfaces Lab led by Dr. Amol Yadav seeks a Laboratory Technician/Manager to oversee operations in a biomedical laboratory and lead and contribute to ongoing research studies. This will also include providing technical assistance in neurophysiology and neuromodulation experiments on animals and humans, project planning, experimental design, database management, safety oversight, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management and project management.

Responsibilities will also include the training and supervision of students and others in performing specific techniques/experiments.

The laboratory functions at the interface of Neuroscience and Engineering. The lab’s goal is to develop neuroprosthetic technologies to treat neurological disorders and to conduct animal and human clinical research in collaboration with surgeons, clinicians, neuroscientists and other biomedical engineers. Prospective candidates will develop expertise in animal handling, animal behavioral experimentation, spinal cord stimulation and computational modeling/analysis. Ideal candidates would be interested in neural engineering research.

Candidates can apply directly here or send a CV/resume with a brief description about research and career goals or questions regarding the position to apyadav [at] unc [dot] edu

Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Posting and Application

Position Summary:

This tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Biomedical Engineering at NC State University focuses on research, teaching and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in Biomedical Engineering, especially in Biomedical Microdevices, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Pharmacoengineering and Regenerative Medicine.
  • Establish and maintain a competitive independent research program.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including engineering faculty, basic science researchers and clinical investigators.
  • Translate research to clinical applications and/or commercialization.
  • Contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, potentially teaching pharmacoengineering.
  • Secure external research funding.
  • Achieve excellence in teaching and training at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The role includes access to resources at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, with the laboratory based in Engineering Building 3 on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Assistant Professor – Rehabilitation Engineering

Job Posting and Application 

Position Summary: 

This position is for an Assistant Professor in areas related to Rehabilitation Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is a supportive and highly collaborative environment. Our mission is to improve human quality of life, personal and work environments, and rehabilitation products and processes through careful study, analysis, research, and design of innovative technologies to benefit the people of North Carolina, and others whom we serve. We seek outstanding candidates conducting research in any area of rehabilitation engineering, including, but not limited to, upper or lower extremity neuromechanics, applied biomechanics, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, neural technologies for enhancing sensorimotor function, and translation of rehabilitation technologies to clinical populations. Outstanding candidates at the interface of rehabilitation engineering and regenerative medicine are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have already established a highly competitive independent research program or will have otherwise demonstrated the clear potential to do so. The candidate must have an interest in developing collaborations with both basic science researchers and clinical investigators. The applicant’s research should include a clear pathway to translational/implementation in human clinical populations. The selected candidate will have a primary appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with tenure home in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will have access to the resources at both UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State.

Lampe Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Job Posting and Application

Position Summary:

NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill seek to recruit a Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department, who will join BME as a leader in contributing to the academic, scientific, and administrative advancement of the Joint Department. The recruitment of candidates to the Joint Department for this endowed professorship will be at the tenured, full professor level. The successful candidate is expected to bring an internationally recognized research program, a demonstrated ability to attract external funding, and the ability to teach BME courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is envisioned that the Lampe Professor will spearhead multi-disciplinary, multi-department, and/or multi-university initiatives focused on addressing key research challenges in Biomedical Engineering.

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