Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University

2475 9595
Position ID:GaTechEmory-BME-STEMCELL [#9595]
Position Title: Stem Cell Biology, Engineering, and Manufacturing
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30318, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2017/11/10** (posted 2017/08/25, listed until 2018/02/25)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Stem Cell Biology, Engineering, and Manufacturing

We seek candidates who can seamlessly interface between these areas to carry out translation of cell therapies or bring novel approaches to stem cell engineering and manufacturing, such as big data analytics/modeling/informatics, bioMEMs, biosensors, non-destructive and rapid cellular analyses, organoid-based disease models, integrated bioreactors, etc. In addition to stem cells, candidates working on immune cell manufacturing and engineering and focusing on the above-mentioned areas are also welcomed. For faculty developing a research program in stem cell biology, engineering, and cellular manufacturing, the local resources and environment associated with our research community are unique:

• A 5 year $19.75 million NSF Engineering Research Center in Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) commencing Fall 2017 with partners U-Wisconsin Madison, U. Puerto Rico Mayaguez, U. Georgia, UPenn, Gladstone Institutes, Michigan Tech, and Emory. The center is renewable for another 5 years (i.e. 10 years $40 million total). This will be a public-private partnership to encourage interactions between researchers and over 15 interested companies in the cell manufacturing space to translate engineering innovations into industrial and clinical realities, while training the workforce needed to sustain this nascent industry. (http://www.news.gatech.edu/2017/09/11/engineering-research-center-will-help-expand-use-therapies-based-living-cells)

• The Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing, a $23 million resource and catalyst for standardization of cell-production, characterization, and potency determination. As part of the infrastructure a ~4000 sq. ft. GMP/GLP-like facility is slated to open in Spring 2018 focusing on in-line, real time process analytics and GMP-compatible process development and validation. The Center works closely with clinical partners conducting cell-therapy trials as well both cell-therapy and tools-development industry partners. The Center also provides collaborative funding for faculty-driven projects developing new technologies for cell manufacturing. (www.cellmanufacturing.gatech.edu)

• A NIST-sponsored National Cell Manufacturing Consortium led by Georgia Tech, including representatives from over 30 cell manufacturing companies, NSF, NIH, NIST, and the FDA that led to the production of a 10-year Roadmap for Cell Manufacturing in the US (http://www.cellmanufacturingusa.org).

• The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) center, a 3-way partnership between Georgia Tech, Emory University, and University of Georgia which has enabled development of over 17 startup companies related to regenerative clinical therapies

• Core facilities partners, such as EPIC at Emory (http://www.med.emory.edu/research/core_labs/epic/index.html), which promotes translation of cell based therapies to first-in-human trials.

• 3 NIH T32 Pre-doctoral training grants in the related areas of Cellular & Tissue Engineering, Immunoengineering and Biomaterials for funding and career development of graduate students

• The Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium (www.immunoengineering-georgia.org) and the Center for Immunoengineering at Georgia Tech (www.immunoengineering.gatech.edu) which brings together engineers, chemists, physicists, computational scientists, immunologists and clinicians for collaboration for maximum impact in human health, in a personalized and predictive manner, through the application of innovative technologies to clinically relevant immunological problems.

Required material: • Cover Letter, including a statement of how the candidate’s research would synergize with other activities within the Department and could be applied to address important clinical needs • Curriculum Vitae • Research Statement, not to exceed 4 pages and focusing on the impact of the candidate’s proposed research, the underlying questions, and the approach(es) to be taken • Teaching Statement, not to exceed 1 page


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