The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is actively searching top international researchers in various fields for its strategic visions and goals, Biomedical Engineering (BME) is one of the multidisciplinary fields to focus on. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has new faculty positions from the University to support the development of the Department. Beside the above positions, the department is also actively recruiting top international leaders for its strategic hiring in 2017-18. We are seeking candidates to fill several faculty posts at full professor/ associate professor/ assistant professor levels with prospect for substantiation in BME department.
Building upon a strong record in multidisciplinary BME research, the Faculty of Engineering in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine is offering BME programmes at levels from Bachelor of Engineering to Doctor of Philosophy. The BEng and MPhil/PhD programmes are hosted in the Department of Biomedical Engineering with academic contributions from different disciplines. The Department is looking for excellent candidates with various engineering underpinnings in the areas of (i) biomaterials and regenerative medicine; (ii) biomolecular engineering & nanomedicine; and (iii) medical instrumentation & biosensing.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop a significant independent research programme with external funding, supervise postgraduate students, and teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. The exact start date can be worked out with the successful applicants.
Interested parties may seek more information from Miss Heidi Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Raymond Tong (BME Department Chairman) at email@example.com .
About The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary study in which biomedical and engineering sciences are applied innovatively to solve health and medical problems for the benefit of mankind. There is a growing worldwide recognition that biomedical engineering will have an enormous impact on the upcoming improvement of health services and the emergence of new industries of biomedical-related products.... Biomedical engineers will play key roles in designing innovative medical instruments and sensors, deploying the emerging infrastructure for health informatics, creating new biomaterials, and developing new medical biotechnologies.
Biomedical engineering is a growing industry with a strong career outlook. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the biomedical engineering career field is increasing at about 26% per year through 2012, one of the few industries with positive growth even at times of global economic recession. The demand for skilled biomedical engineers, working alongside with physicians and therapists, is projected to rise as the healthcare field continues its rapid growth and the role of technology in diagnostic, therapeutic and research activities continues to expand. Today biomedical engineering is pushing the frontiers of science and technology by using bioactive materials, electronics, photonics, and information technology to solve imminent problems in biology and medicine. Examples include medical instruments such as MRI, electrocardiography, cardiac pacemaker and non-invasive endoscope. Minimally invasive bio-devices are also developed on the micro- and nano-scale to enable measurement of physiological phenomena at the cellular level.