Open positions

December 3, 2019

Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is seeking  creative and motivated individuals for two tenure-track faculty positions for early career applicants. The faculty members will contribute to the department’s research and teaching missions. Research areas are open; however, we would like to build on our strengths in catalysis/separations/energy, in computational science and machine learning, and in biomolecular engineering.  We are interested in those with computational/theoretical focus or an experimental focus.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Applications at all levels will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply online at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent publications, and complete contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a full-time teaching position (Lecturer) in the area of computation and programming applied to chemical processes to be part of the teaching faculty in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment that is responsible for the development and delivery of introductory computing and digital systems courses to undergraduate students from majors throughout the university, but predominantly those majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Teaching faculty members are also encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities. Opportunities to teach upper-level and graduate-level courses may also be available, depending on the candidate’s background. Extensive grading support is given to all instructors. The Whiting School of Engineering has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor.


Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or an engineering or computational discipline in a closely related field. Related professional experience a plus. They must also have demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, teaching, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates are preferred to have experience teaching programming in languages such as C, C++, Java, MATLAB, but particularly in Python. They are expected to have excellent knowledge of programming in Python. Facility coding in other programming languages would be helpful.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply online at Please include a cover letter and a CV and, optionally, a brief teaching portfolio including (sample) course evaluations from any classes taught by the applicant. All applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Click here to email questions regarding this position.


Postdoctoral Position available in the Phillip (tiME)n lab

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in the intersection of bioengineering and translational ageing research. Projects are based on defining the multiscale dependence of ageing in the context of health and disease. These include developing cell-based biomarkers of ageing and developing a framework to define how ageing rates change and manifest across length scales (i.e. molecular, cellular, clinical and populations). The long term goal of these studies are to develop pathways for modifiable aging trajectories.

The successful candidate will take advantage of this NIH T32 funded position, a competitive salary and a rich academic environment, with opportunities to learn from and collaborate with leading researchers in engineering, medicine, public health and more.

Trainees will also be able to take advantage of career development and educational programs available within the institute for NanoBiotechnology (INBT) as well as within the Departments of Biomedical Engineering (JHU BME) and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (JHU ChemBE).

Interested candidates with an advanced degree in areas related to bioengineering, biomedical sciences, biomedical data science having interest in translational aging research are encouraged to apply. Please send your updated CV, cover letter and the contact information for three references to Dr. Jude Phillip at [email protected]. Inquiries about the position are also welcomed.


Jude M. Phillip, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Secondary appointment in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Core Researcher in the Institute for Nanobiotechnology (INBT)


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 s[email protected]. 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 ([email protected]).

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. [email protected]

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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