Postdoctoral Fellow Hybrid Teaching/Research
- Vanderbilt University
- Location: Nashville, TN
- Job Number: 7060280
- Posting Date: Sep 11, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE) in conjunction with the SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Research and Design Program seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow. This appointment will have both research and education components. The educational work will focus on the mentorship and training of undergraduate science and engineering students. The research will span both discovery and translational projects, focusing on the development of impactful technologies with commercialization potential. This work will include a diverse array of projects from exploring frequency domain chemistry to the development and pre-clinical validation of physiological sensing platforms.
Within the SyBBURE Searle Program, we have a mission to incubate and inspire the next generation of innovators through research, design, and community. We are effectively a research and design playground where uniquely different people gather to do cool stuff. We fund undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University to explore any aspect of STEM that interests them through independent research and team-based design projects. We provide individualized mentorship and training to promote student personal and professional development within an extraordinary and inclusive community. We employ a team with diverse expertise to serve as guides for these young researchers. Applicants should be driven to mentor students, as well as to provide them with expertise on projects. As this position will assist with the coordination an execution of the program, organization skills and attention to detail will be highly valued. Web design and development experience is a plus, as is the ability to balance between the educational and research expectations of this role.
Due to the breadth of the research areas with VIIBRE, the ideal candidate will consider themselves a generalist, able to apply their fundamental knowledge to new, different, and diverse technological areas. We are looking for a self-starting, independent thinker who likes to tinker with technology. Applicants should possess a strong mathematical foundation, be capable of abstract thought, and be driven to learn new things. Experience with the use and construction of simple electronics is a plus, as is an understanding of physiology and chemistry. Prior experience with pre-clinical device testing with human subjects (i.e., writing IRB protocols) is desirable; though a candidate lacking this experience who has the interest to learn is also acceptable. Advanced data analysis and/or machine learning skills will be valued. Strong motivation to solve problems, creative prowess, and humbleness, as well as a deep commitment to helping students, will allow you to fit in well in this innovative, collaborative, team-focused environment.
The applicant should posses a PhD in a physical science or engineering field (physics, chemistry, or electrical, mechanical, chemical or biomedical engineering) or have sufficient experience in one or more of those areas.
To apply, submit your CV, cover letter detailing your educational and research interests, and references.