Open positions

October 3, 2017
teaching faculty

Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member would contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate educational mission through teaching in the classroom and laboratory, course development, advising and mentoring. The faculty will also assist in the development and management of our growing Masters program.


A doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a related field is required. A position of senior lecturer requires teaching with distinction for no fewer than five years at a university. The titles of associate teaching professor and teaching professor require a record of teaching experience and seniority commensurate with that of tenure-track professors.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should apply online or submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests and a list of three references in a single PDF document to with the title “Teaching Faculty Search”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


POSTdoctoral position available in the gerecht lab

The Gerecht laboratory has a new opening for an innovative PhD graduate to conduct vascular development bioengineering research beginning summer 2018. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in vascular biology and development, while considering novel approaches to encouraging stem cells to repair and/or regenerate due to injury or disease. Experience working with vascular differentiation and hPSCs is a plus.

Dr. Sharon Gerecht is the director of Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for NanoBioTechnology and a professor with joint appointments in ChemBE, MatSci, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Her research focuses primarily on vascular repair and regeneration using stem cells and engineering cancer therapies. Interested candidates should email a cover letter describing their career goals, a copy of their CV, and names of three references to Applicants are encouraged to propose a new project that interests them. This is a minimum two-year position, funded according to NIH guidelines and JHU employment policies.

Postdoctoral opening in biomimetic microfluidic platforms for hypertension 

Immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development and characterization of biomimetic tissue constructs for investigating vascular diseases. Expertise is required in one or all of the following: photo and soft-lithography, microfluidics, cell culture, and tissue engineering. Postdoctoral fellows will have a unique opportunity to do interdisciplinary research at the interface of engineering (Prof. Gracias’s lab) and medicine (Prof. Lewis Romer), and publish their results in high impact journals. We are seeking highly motivated and well published researchers with good oral and written communication skills. Please email resumes to Prof. David Gracias (

Postdoctoral Positions Available in Wirtz Lab

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available to study the role of the synergistic mechanism of Interleukin 6 and 8 in cell density-dependent mechanisms that govern metastasis in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Proliferation and migration are two key drivers of metastasis that can be mechanistically coupled in the tumor microenvironment through local tumor cell density via the synergistic signaling of Interleukin 6 and 8. Inhibition of this mechanism in pre-clinical mouse models has demonstrated a decrease in metastatic burden to the lungs, liver, and lymph nodes. We are now further delineating this signaling mechanism to develop better therapeutics against cancer metastasis.

Please see our recent publications and webpage for detail: 

Competitive Salary and excellent work environment are offered. Self-motivated individuals with an advanced degree in any area of biomedical sciences and specially those who are skilled in immunobiology or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply.  Please send CV and names of three references to:

Denis Wirtz PhD.

Vice Provost for Research
TH Smoot Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Pathology, Oncology

Director Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

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