Tenure Track Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
The Orthopaedic Biomechanics group at Eindhoven University of Technology combines the disciplines of engineering and biology to expand our understanding of the biomechanical function of musculoskeletal tissues as well as their adaptive, developmental and physiological nature. The current goals are to investigate the mechanisms of degenerative diseases and to develop regenerative treatment strategies as applied to three musculoskeletal tissues, i.e. bone, articular cartilage, and the intervertebral disc. The group is a leader in combining multi-scale computational models of adaptive and healing tissues, as well as ex vivo biomechanical and in vitro mechanobiology experiments. These are carried out in state of the art computer, biomechanics, cell/tissue culture, multi-scale imaging, biochemistry and molecular biology facilities shared within the division, department and university. The team also collaborates with many national and international academic and industrial partners.
The group is seeking to strengthen its experimental regenerative medicine research and is seeking a tenure-track junior faculty member to begin with a focus on bone or intervertebral disc/spine. However, most importantly, the scientist/engineer will be recruited on the basis of general scientific excellence and the potential to advance and/or complement the group’s present research program. Apart from collaborating with group faculty members, the successful candidate will be expected to join forces with experts within the department to develop advanced technologies for the field of orthopaedic regenerative medicine. Although the end research aims should be applied and translational, the specific goals may be more fundamental, e.g. exploitation of local biochemical and biomechanical environment, controlled via boundary conditions on the tissue/organ level; or elucidating musculoskeletal degenerative disease pathophysiology/injury, etc.
Tasks in Education:
The tenure-track scientist is expected to teach and develop curricula in the area of biomedical sciences and technologies. Responsibilities include teaching theoretical and practical courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the educational programs of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. You will supervise MSc-, PhD-students and postdocs that are directly appointed under your responsibility or in cooperation with other staff members of the group.
Tasks in Research:
You should be an excellent and stimulating scientist/engineer, who has original ideas, is capable of working in multi-disciplinary teams and can competently lead collaborative research. You should develop a high-quality line of research with which high international exposure and reputation is reached after a term of six years. This should lead to publications in high-impact journals and adequate acquisition of external funds for research.
We are seeking an outstanding young scientist/engineer engaged in high impact research. The candidate should have experience in research, as evidenced by successful research positions at different international institutions and high-impact peer-reviewed publications. You should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in a scientific field relevant to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and have affinity with both biomechanical and translational aspects of this field. Prior experience in musculoskeletal research is preferred. The candidate is expected to develop internationally recognized research lines and to successfully compete for extramural funding. Experience with various types of teaching is of additional advantage.
Appointment and salary
We offer you:
- a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university;
- full-time employment
- An appointment within an associate professor Tenure Track system. This is a fixed career path for assistant professors, which extends over six years. Part of this is an evaluation after three years to decide whether your contract will be extended for another three years. When the contract will be extended for three years there will be a final evaluation in the last year.
- We offer a salary with a minimum of € 3195 and a maximum of € 4374 gross per month (salary scale 11, CAO NU (Dutch Universities)) on a full-time basis and related to relevant experience and knowledge, plus 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of the year allowance;
- a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).
Questions regarding the academic content of the position can be directed to prof.dr. Keita Ito (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Personnel information can be obtained from Y. Bloemers-Kluijtmans, BME personnel department, email: email@example.com and tel. +31-40-2472030.
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, full Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, an overview of current research interests (~2 pages) and a proposal for future research (~2 pages).
You can apply for this vacancy until June 30th, 2012, using this application form at www.tue.nl/jobs.