Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Discover Your Career at Emory University
Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), (http://bme.gatech.edu) a joint department between Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and Emory University's School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), invites applications for a program director of the newly formed Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID-AT) in the area of Advanced Therapeutics. The position will be a 12-month appointment at Emory University as a clinical, research, teaching (CRT), non-tenured, Associate or Full Professor, annual renewal with good progress.
The program director will lead MBID-AT program which is focused on training masters students on topics of industrial relevance to the emergent advanced therapeutics industries such as cell therapies, gene therapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The program is focused on providing training, professional development, planning and placement for industry leaders in the advanced therapeutics industries. Highlights of the program characteristics include that it will be a full time, residential Master degree program comprised of a 1 year, on-campus curriculum in a unified cohort setting. The curriculum will consist of a set sequence of 30 credit hours required to cover all necessary topics concerning advanced therapeutics conception, development and commercialization.
Responsibilities of the MBID-AT Program Director will be:
- Oversee program direction, student engagement and progress
- Oversee program operations and ensuring program quality
- Coordinate and/or teach at least one course per semester
- Respond proactively to student learning issues
- Facilitate program continuity and overall organization of program
- Interact with industry and academia to identify instructors and team project ideas
- Mentor course directors and instructors
- Cultivate project mentor roster from industry and academia
- The Program Director will report to the BME Chair
- Participate in administration of a graduate program with Laney Graduate School
A successful candidate will be one who has:
- A PhD or equivalent degree
- 10 years minimum industry experience
- Experience in areas of Advanced Therapies industry such as product development, R&D, project management, quality control and regulatory.
- Experience in large biomedical industries as well as startups would be considered a positive attribute, as would experience in commercializing products from concept to product.
- An entrepreneurial spirit would be a desirable attribute.
- Motivation to mentor students and to teach the next generation of leaders for the Advanced Therapies industry would be required.
- Person of integrity and high standards, strong interpersonal skills, and well-organized
- Person who is well-connected and regarded in the Advanced Therapies industry
- Value and propagate a diverse and ethical program culture
Information can be found at the following websites: www.bme.gatech.edu, https://www.gs.emory.edu/ https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/master-science-biomedical-innovation-development-advanced-therapeutics-prospective .
Located in Atlanta, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University has a student body of 1,200 undergraduates, 260 graduate students, and 70 primary and 73 program faculty. Since its beginning, the unique partnership between two of the nation's leading public and private entities has been an innovation engine for research and education. Together, we are focused on solving some of the toughest problems facing our state, the nation, and the world. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campuses. We strive to create and maintain an environment that values and respects our individual and communal differences, and to support a healthy work-life balance. The department is highly entrepreneurial and interested in translation of research development through programs such as Biolocity, Emory Drive and Winship Cancer Institute, among others.
Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application describing how their background and interests will be suitable for leading a world-class education program in industry topics of the advanced therapies; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of industry experience, not to exceed 4 pages; (4) a statement of education interests addressing teaching and mentoring of trainees philosophy, not to exceed 1 page; (5) a statement describing their understanding of, prior engagement and vision for creating inclusive environments in the classroom, and community to support DEI, not to exceed 1 page; and (6) the names and contact information for at least three references.
Application materials should be submitted via Emory's Application Website for the MBID-AT Program Director position.
Applications will be considered starting immediately on a rolling basis.
Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
Emory University is committed to Inclusion and equity in the recruitment and retention of faculty. The university diligently supports the training of disadvantaged students and those with underserved communities. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website. Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.