Open Rank

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Job Type Faculty
Position Title Open Rank
Department Name 23301-Bioengineering
Position Number 0134567
Position Details

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering ( invites applications from accomplished individuals with an earned PhD or equivalent degree in bioengineering or closely related disciplines for a faculty position in Synthetic Biology or Systems Biology. This is a tenured/tenure-stream, open-rank position and we wish to recruit an individual with strong research accomplishments in synthetic or systems biology, with a focus on engineering of living systems and potential to complement our current strengths in biomechanics, neural engineering, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, medical device engineering, and bioimaging. In addition, candidates must be committed to contributing to high quality education of a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh is a top-five institution in terms of NIH funding, and provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary research, strengthened through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The Department of Bioengineering, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, has outstanding research and educational programs, offering undergraduate (~270 students, sophomore-to-senior years) and graduate (~150 PhD or MD/PhD and ~50 MS students) degrees. The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (, the Vascular Medicine Institute (, the Brain Institute (, Center for Neuroscience (, and the Drug Discovery Institute ( offer many collaborative research opportunities. The Coulter Translational Partnership II Program ( and the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data ( provide biomedical innovation and translation opportunities.

Application Process

Interested individuals should send the following as a single, self-contained PDF attachment via email to (include AY18 PITT BIOE POSITION in the subject line): (1) cover letter, (2) complete CV (including funding record, if applicable), (3) research statement,
(4) teaching statement, (5) three representative publications, and (6) names and complete contact information of at least four references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2017. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received. Early submission is highly encouraged.

The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.

The University affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected class.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 01/10/2017
Open Until Filled No
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