Biomedical Engineering : Careers

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to investigation, innovation and translation of scientific discoveries to enhance patient care. Medical innovation is at the heart of our mission – indeed, our "calling" – and we have a proven track record of patenting and product commercialization.


Faculty 1

Date Contact Description
05/20/2019 Paul Marasco, Ph.D.
marascp2@ccf.org

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seeks to hire a Professional Staff (faculty) member to lead a research program in the area of neural signal processing. The position will formally be housed in BME within the Lerner Research Institute (https://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/), however it is expected that the individual will build an interdisciplinary and collaborative research program that involves scientists and physician-scientists across multiple institutes including the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological).

The neuroscience research community at Cleveland Clinic spans the research and clinical institutes and includes neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, physicists, mathematicians, geneticists, molecular biologists, and physician-scientists. Investigators within the neuroscience community are supported by one of the top and largest clinical neurological institutes in the country, comprised of more than 200 medical and surgical specialists dedicated to the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Neuroscience research is supported by state-of-the-art molecular biology labs, small and large animal neurophysiology labs, small animal MRI, the largest single center repository of human intracranial electrophysiology data bank from patients with epilepsy (subdural grids and SEEG depth electrodes) (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological/depts/epilepsy) and one of the most active and integrated neuromodulation (e.g., deep brain stimulation) centers in the country (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological/depts/neurological-restoration). Exceptional collaboration possibilities between laboratory and clinical scientists, and access to large populations of patients provide a unique opportunity for translational investigations.

We desire an energetic individual with demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, grant writing, innovation, and interpersonal communication. The most attractive candidate will hold a doctorate in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or other engineering-related field such as physics, mathematics, or similar disciplines. The candidate will be accomplished in developing novel neural signal processing methodologies and translational research. They will also have a solid publication record in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and a funding track record that are commensurate with their current career path. The individual would be expected to maintain an independent research program while also leading and supervising an expanding group of signal processing researchers including mentorship for junior investigators and students. Applications will be considered at the rank of Associate, and Full Staff.

A generous multi-year start-up package is available to support this recruitment, including financial resources for salary, operations, and equipment reflecting the rank of the individual.

Interested applicants should submit 1] a letter of application, 2] a complete curriculum vitae, 3] a detailed research plan (including a statement of current and future research goals), and 4] contact details for three references to:

Paul Marasco, PhD

Chair, Search Committee

marascp2@ccf.org

 

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.



Postdoctoral 2

Date Contact Description
02/01/2019 Margot Damaser
damasem@ccf.org

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Margot Damaser in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Lerner Research Institute to Refine and validate a wireless in vivo bowel sensor system. The research will focus on programming of bowel sensor prototype, enabling wireless battery charging, addition of features to the sensor such as adding new sensing modalities and enabling recording from multiple locations in the bowel simultaneously, benchtop and in vivo calibration and testing, and technology transfer to other research groups both local and national.

Candidates should have a PhD in Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering and proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. C++, Matlab) as well as experience debugging and developing custom electronic devices, testing and validation protocols, and experience with statistical data analysis & signal processing (e.g. filters).

The successful candidate will be able to work in a milestone-driven research environment (i.e. can adhere to a schedule of deliverables); will be comfortable studying physiological functions, such as bowel and bladder function; and will show initiative and take ownership of project, attention to detail particularly with regard to documentation and analysis, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to function in a multidisciplinary team, and work at multiple locations as needed.

Experience/expertise is one or more of the following areas is desired: Matlab & Labview software, embedded software for microcontrollers (e.g. C++, TI MSP series), low-power radio frequency communication methods, RF power amplifiers and/or wireless battery charging, circuit design/layout, circuit simulation, electromagnetic simulation, and experience with biocompatible polymers (e.g. silicones).

01/15/2019 Chaitali Ghosh, PhD
GHOSHC@ccf.org

Dr. Chaitali Ghosh is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform research related to the blood-brain barrier and epilepsy, specifically investigating vascular mechanisms and enzyme-regulated pathophysiological alterations to the neurovascular biology affecting drug bioavailability across the blood-brain barrier. Dr. Ghosh's lab is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.  Studies in this laboratory, including the current epilepsy project noted above funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Applicants should have a recent MD or PhD degree in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology or a related field, with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and a proven track record of first-author publications. Applicants should demonstrate skills in cellular and molecular biology and analytical chemistry techniques. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates with previous experience with rodent models and surgery, human brain cells/tissue culture, and biomedical engineering. The appointee will be expected to take advantage of this career opportunity to develop skills in manuscript publication and grantsmanship.  For candidates outside the United States, there are English language fluency requirements. For more information about our laboratory, please visit our website: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/ghosh/ 

Interested applicants should immediately send their CV, contact details for three references, and a cover letter outlining their research interests and career goals to Chaitali Ghosh, PhD, GHOSHC@ccf.org.



Technical & Adminstrative

Applications for technical research positions and administrative positions at the Lerner Research Institute can be submitted on the Cleveland Clinic jobs web site.