Employment at Thayer School

Faculty Positions

Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in Computational Science

Applications are invited for a tenured, full-professor faculty position and the inaugural holder of the Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in Computational Science at Dartmouth College. This is the first of several hires within Dartmouth’s newly established William H. Neukom Academic Cluster, which will add three new faculty members in diverse fields, each of whom uses computational techniques in their teaching and research. For the Kurtz Chair, the successful candidate will be an established leader in the field of Computational and Engineering Principles of Intelligence, broadly defined as that area of computation associated with the development and application of computational approaches to solve the most difficult computational problems that, by their nature, are either not amenable to modeling from first principles or that have complex, poorly understood interacting components. The holder of the chair will have a primary appointment in one of several possible departments or professional schools, including Biology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience (housed within Psychological and Brain Sciences), Thayer School of Engineering, or Geisel School of Medicine, with a strong potential for joint or adjunct appointments with other departments or schools. The Kurtz Chair holder will work with other schools, centers and institutes across campus, including the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, in developing Dartmouth’s vision of becoming the institution in the dissemination and application of computational methods across teaching and research. The holder of the Kurtz Chair will be involved in the process of identifying disciplines for two additional future junior faculty lines, and will serve as part of the search process for those hires.

Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Home to a celebrated liberal arts curriculum and pioneering professional schools, Dartmouth has shaped the education landscape and prepared leaders through its inspirational learning experience. The College has forged a singular identity, combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its three leading professional schools — Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Review of applications will begin in December 2014 with an appointment start date of July 1, 2015 expected. A complete CV, research and teaching statements, and contact information for four references should be sent to:

Search Committee Chair, Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in Computational Science
Office of the Provost
6004 Parkhurst Hall, Room 102
Hanover, NH 03755-3529

Applications may also be submitted in PDF format via email to Kurtz.Chair.Search@dartmouth.edu.

Administration Positions

Senior Associate Director, Leadership Giving

Position Purpose: To secure and steward restricted and unrestricted gifts from assigned individuals believed capable of making $100,000 to $5+ million gifts in support of Thayer School’s institutional priorities and to work with the Associate Dean for Advancement and other staff to increase Thayer’s visibility in the assigned area(s).

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1011892).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Staff Positions

Operating Room Engineer

Position Purpose: To work within a neurosurgery research group with responsibilities for staffing technical equipment in the Operating Room, calibrating and maintaining equipment for research use, including animal and human studies. Organizing and maintaining research data, assisting researchers as needed with laboratory and animal experiments when not participating in OR cases.

Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1012026).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate B

Position Purpose: To develop and evaluate wide-field, quantitative, and depth-detected multi-fluorophore imaging for guiding open-cranial resection of brain tumor. The successful applicant will work in a group that includes collaborators at University of Toronto, and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and involves faculty and students at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. We are currently one of a small number of academic centers in the US with FDA IND approval for use of ALA in brain tumor resection procedures. The research involves optical technology and algorithm development, phantom and small animal testing of prototype systems and techniques, and concomitant human validation/evaluation studies. Comprehensively evaluate and improve our model based mechanical property imaging algorithms in phantom and animal systems. This is a term position of 12 months to a maximum of four years to provide professional development opportunities in the research field.

Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1009877).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate B

Position Purpose: Computation – To further advance our model based mechanical property imaging algorithms to estimate a wider array of mechanical properties using more sophisticated mechanical models (poroelastic, anisotropic, etc.). We offer the possibility to work in a relaxed environment on an exciting research project with the freedom to realize his/her own ideas. We have a dedicated research MRI scanner at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and connections with a number of doctors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for clinical applications.

This is a term position of 12 months to a maximum of four years to provide professional development opportunities in the research field.

Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1010039).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate B

Position Purpose: Medical Imaging – To comprehensively evaluate and improve our model based mechanical property imaging algorithms in phantom and animal systems. We offer the possibility to work in a relaxed environment on an exciting research project with the freedom to realize his/her own ideas. We have a dedicated research MRI scanner at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and connections with a number of doctors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for clinical applications.

This is a term position of 12 months to a maximum of four years to provide professional development opportunities in the research field.

Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1000523).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate B

Position Purpose: The primary responsibilities of this position are the design and conduct of cellular immunoassays in support of two distinct research projects. The first project seeks to design and develop deimmunized protein therapeutics in which immunogenic T cell epitopes have been disrupted by appropriate mutagenic substitution of key amino acids. The methods are being applied to a potent antibacterial enzyme that suffers from marked immunogenicity in animals and humans. We are seeking to demonstrate the immunotolerant nature of patent-pending enzyme variants using models and ex vivo immunoassays with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The second project is supported by the Dartmouth Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. We are designing nanoparticles to recruit human immune cells in combating a spectrum of different cancers. The nanoparticles are conjugated with engineered antibody fragments that specifically target different cell types, and ongoing work seeks to validate the efficacy of our antibody-nanoparticle hybrid materials using models and ex vivo immunoassays with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. This position will play an integral role in day to day lab operations, will contribute to projects experimentally and intellectually, and will participate in publication of results.

Note: This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1011578).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate B

Position Purpose: To conduct research of aspects of multiple projects or to run the research laboratory while engaged in academic/intellectual endeavors. To conduct independent on-going research as a major contributor to research investigations and to the publication of the research results.

We offer the possibility to work in a friendly environment on an exciting research project with the freedom to realize his/her own ideas. Thayer School is equipped with state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory equipment, and enjoys close ties to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a number of local biotech startups.

This is a term position of nine months to a maximum of three years to provide professional development opportunities in the research field.

Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.

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For information on how to apply for this position, visit Dartmouth's Search Jobs website (Position Number: 1000471).

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Two Research Associate Positions in the Laboratory for Micro-Nano Scale Bio-manipulation, Imaging and Sensing

The Laboratory for Micro-Nano Scale Bio-manipulation, Imaging and Sensing at Thayer School warmly invites applications for 2 Research Associate positions. We are looking for rising scholars with great research potential who are desirous of independent academic or industrial R&D careers.

Our mission is to create knowledge, new concepts, and innovative technologies at the interfaces of life science and engineering, and to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases at the cellular and molecular level. The center’s technological focus is on the design, fabrication, and biomedical applications of microsystems, semi-conductor chips, micro fluidics, and nanotechnologies, in particular, on imaging, sensing, and regulating cellular processes critical to development and diseases at cellular and molecular levels. Our translational focus is on clinical cancer diagnosis, targeted therapy, and early prevention. Recent highlights include the handheld early cancer imaging endoscopes, the compact systems for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, and the screening of diverse molecular biomarkers, among many others.

Our research program builds on relevant capabilities and experience available at Dartmouth College, its two related Graduate Schools including Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, the interdisciplinary Dartmouth Graduate Studies program, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (Norris Cotton [NCCC]), and the on-site Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a premier academic medical facility. In addition, our research effort is highly synergized with the Dartmouth Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (DCCNE), which has been sponsored by NIH since 2009.

Research Associate Position 1

We welcome applications from individuals with a background in engineering, including and not limited to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or material engineering and sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree. We expect the successful candidate to have relevant prior experience in:

Research Associate Position 2

We welcome applications from individuals with a background in cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. We expect the successful candidate to have related translational experience in cancer diagnoses and personal therapy.

For application, please email your CV, the research statement with 3 representative papers to: john.zhang@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, or any other legally protected group.