The Verbridge Laboratory for Integrative Tumor Ecology (LITE) in the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a funded project to develop advanced 3D engineered models of the dynamic tumor vascular niche. This will be a highly dynamic and interactive research opportunity, with the potential to collaborate on ongoing projects in the fields of brain and pancreatic cancer modeling, tumor ablation therapy development, and studies in tumor-bacterial interactions. Our lab uses a host of engineering, imaging, and molecular methods to analyze tumor microenvironment dynamics, and collaborates closely with experts in cancer, small and large animal models, microbiology, and devices, both at Virginia Tech and at the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center. The position will initially be for a 12-month period, with possible yearly extensions based on annual performance evaluations.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Alumni and External Relations Coordinator develops, coordinates, promotes, maintains and evaluates special alumni relations events and programs. The coordinator supports relations between the department and potential employers of program graduates, including organizing special events that promote interaction between students and potential employers. Activities may be on or off campus, therefore some travel will be required. Works with faculty in support of external visibility and relations, and interfaces with Advancement.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. Faculty candidates are sought from the broad spectrum of cancer research from an engineering and mechanics perspective. Neuro-oncology is a key focus area at Virginia Tech; however, qualified candidates in other cancers will also be considered. Special attention will be given for applicants who have expertise in translational cancer research for emerging technologies to identify, treat, and protect against cancer. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an active research program and contribute to the educational mission of the Department.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the broad area of mechanics of smart energy materials. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and interests in bio-inspired dynamical systems, nano-engineered systems, and advanced materials for energy applications as well as those candidates whose work is at the food, water, and energy nexus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech is seeking non-tenure track Instructors for two positions that will start on August 10, 2017. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of continuation dependent upon performance and availability of funding. Duties will include teaching undergraduate mechanic courses, particularly statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. Additional opportunities may be available to teach undergraduate courses in engineering science and mechanics and/or biomedical engineering.
VStudents from the department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics along with Dr. Nicole Abaid are conducting a Senior Design Project titled "Controlling Crowds Through Human-Robot Interactions." The goal of this project is to study how we can use a human-robot interaction to influence the movement of a group of people. To test our study, we will be performing an interactive experiment using a mobile robot and human participants in The Cube Lab at Moss Arts Center.
We are looking for student volunteers! Students will have an opportunity to participate in university research, and gain exposure to robotics, dynamics, and motion capture analysis in a state of the art lab.