Tenure-track Position in Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center/BME

$99,700-$125,000
Will remain open until filled

The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center, (CIRC) an academic-based research and training center at UC Irvine, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with a target start date of July 1, 2024. The tenure home for this faculty position will be the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering. We seek candidates who aspire to establish a strong and dynamic research program in cardiovascular engineering. Within cardiovascular engineering, we seek candidates with research expertise and interests including but not limited to: health disparities, imaging, medical devices, electrophysiology, immunoengineering and immunotherapy, tissue engineering, microphysiological systems, therapeutics and interventions, genetic/protein/metabolic engineering, synthetic/systems biology, functional biomaterials, mathematical/computational modeling and biophysics. The candidate should be capable of and committed to teaching biomedical engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Respect for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and protected veteran status and commitment to inclusive excellence is expected. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or related fields. Candidates with both an M.D. and Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required.

The successful candidate will join a strong and growing research group in the CIRC, which is highly collegial and collaborative. Laboratory space will be available in the new and light-filled Susan and Henry Samueli Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building. Opportunities to collaborate outside the CIRC are also plentiful, especially with the vibrant and diverse cardiovascular medical device industry in Orange County, the UCI School of Medicine and the clinical faculty at UCI Medical Center. Research facilities at UCI relevant to this position include the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center - the first California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Center in the State of California - the Beckman Laser Institute, UCI Beall Applied Innovation, Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (with cleanrooms), Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics, Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, Center for Complex Biological Systems, and NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate. Both the CIRC and BME have strong traditions of faculty mentoring; access to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is provided by UCI. In addition, Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a concise statement of proposed research and a teaching statement. Candidates are encouraged to delineate their unique contributions to each publication. A separate statement that addresses past and/or planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants should provide names and contact information for a minimum of three references who are willing to submit letters of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by Nov. 1, 2023. Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF08316

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $99,700-$125,000. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series (B/E/E/I) at (https://ap.uci.edu/compensation/salary-scales/) “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published systemwide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

For more information about the CIRC and BME department, visit http://eng.circ.uci.edu/ and http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/bme.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.