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Associate/Full Professor - Restorative, Reparative and Regenerative Engineering

Associate/Full Professor - Restorative, Reparative and Regenerative Engineering

Professor, Associate Professor
Irène Curie Fellowship
Biomedical Engineering
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Institutes and others
EAISI - Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute
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Job description

The Regenerative Medical Engineering (RME) Cluster of Biomedical Engineering would like to welcome a new faculty member to run a line of research and education to complement ongoing topics at the cluster Regenerative Medical Engineering. The mission statement of the RME cluster is to impact science and society by developing innovative bioengineering solutions and enabling technologies through collaborative research excellence and by educating the professionals of the future. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research at the department of Biomedical Engineering is aimed at training the next generation of biomedical engineers that combine engineering skills with a strong background in the natural and life sciences to address biomedical challenges. We aim for scientific excellence through an engineering approach, where engineering is defined both as an enabler of scientific and societal progress and as a scientific method to acquire scientific knowledge (learning by making). The combination of engineering and life sciences positions us well to make significant contributions to several exciting and promising research areas including immune-engineering and regenerative medicine, systems and synthetic biology, the application of AI in molecular design, image analysis and medical decision support. The scientific questions we address are inspired by fundamental challenges in biomedicine and healthcare and we actively pursue the translation of scientific insights and new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in partnership with hospitals and other healthcare providers and medical industry, and by promoting biotech entrepreneurship among our staff.

The Cluster Regenerative Medical Engineering (RME)
The RME cluster aims to create solutions for biomedical and clinical problems by applying an engineering approach in the field of regenerative medicine. The cluster’s research includes basic and applied research as well as methodological innovations in the field of biomaterial and tissue engineering, computational modelling and advanced cell screening. The research has a strong focus on cardiovascular, orthopaedic and connective tissue as well as mechanobiology. The research groups in this cluster are internationally highly competitive in the field of regenerative medicine.

The current 15 faculty staff members of the cluster cover a range of research areas, including bone, cartilage, disc and tendon engineering, blood vessel and heart valve engineering. More specifically, the group is known for its work in high throughput screening and engineered living tissues. Other strong lines are on finite element model of tissue structure, function and formation, immuno-engineering of cellular and tissue responses and biofabrication. Research is performed in direct collaboration with clinical partners.

The educational curriculum of the cluster includes all relevant basic and applied courses in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine at the Bachelor and Master level with a keen eye for frontier engineering approaches. Moreover, the Department is running a joint master track in Regenerative Medicine and Technology together with University Medical Center Utrecht.

Collaborations and opportunities
The RM field in the Netherlands is extensive and internationally leading. The RME cluster at TU/e is positioned well within the Dutch landscape, with good connections to the other groups. Members of the group are involved in the Materials Technology Institute, the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems and EAISI, TU/e's cross-departmental institute for Artificial Intelligence. RME staff take leading positions in several national and international RM consortia, and many have obtained prestigious grants such as ERC Starting and Advanced grants. RME staff are expected to supervise PhD students based on externally acquired funding.

In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, RM is a topic of common interest across research groups, as for instance in biomaterial engineering and computational modelling. Within TU/e, collaborations exist with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, on for example lab-on-chip development, and with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, on methodological advancements of AI.

Job requirements

  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in the field of restorative, reparative or regenerative engineering in the broadest sense. The candidate's research and education profile is complementary to that of the current lines of research within the RME cluster and the Biomedical Engineering faculty. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, controlled release, computational biomaterials science, organ-on-chip models, neural tissue engineering and genetic engineering.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English. 
  • We find it important that our staff reflects the 50% gender balance in our student population and therefore specifically invite female talent to apply.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

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We invite you to submit a complete application. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.