Below are current opportunities for the Johns Hopkins University Department of Mechanical Engineering. Please review your page of interest and follow the accompanying directions to ensure your application is received and processed appropriately.

If you have a listing you’d like posted to this page, please contact Academic Program Manager Mike Bernard at me-academic@jhu.edu.

Tenure-track faculty position at all levels and in all areas of Mechanics and Materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at all levels and in all areas of Mechanics and Materials.  Intellectual areas of great interest include the intersection of mechanics and materials with AI and machine learning, advanced manufacturing, sustainability, and resiliency; mechanics of materials in extreme and uncertain environments; applications of mechanics in soft robotics; biomechanics; and geomechanics.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering or related field and will be expected to establish an independent, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized research program. We seek a colleague who has a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level and who will contribute to our community by embracing excellence, diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 26 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 23 research and teaching faculty members, 300 undergraduates, 200 graduate students, and 65 postdocs. The Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins University actively encourages and supports interdisciplinary research through school-level research centers and cross-divisional research institutes. The Department of Mechanical Engineering in particular has strong affiliations with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), the Johns Hopkins Center for Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials (JAM2), Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics (LCSR), the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), and the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), as well as the School of Medicine and the Applied Physics Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at http://me.jhu.edu and the Whiting School of Engineering at http://engineering.jhu.edu.

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three representative publications.  Applicants for Assistant Professor appointments should also provide complete contact information for at least three references.  Applications must be submitted on-line at https://apply.interfolio.com/94507. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, but the Department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.  The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

Questions can be addressed to ME_Dept_Chair@jhu.edu – please use the subject line “Faculty Search at JHU Mechanical Engineering”.

 

Postdoc position in microscale fluid mechanics in the Hur Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

PI: Claire Hur, Johns Hopkins University

  • The Hur research lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow starting as soon as possible to study the nonlinear migration of soft-object in inertial microfluidics. The lab focuses on developing innovative microfluidic techniques for basic biology and diagnostic applications. See the group’s website (https:// imbiotech.me.jhu.edu) for research topics.
  • The individual will have completed a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering) and preferably experience with microfabrication, chemical synthesis, or computational fluidic dynamics.
  • Suitable candidates must also have excellent communicational skills and must be highly motivated individuals. An interested applicant should send his/her curriculum vitae, list of two or three references, and a cover letter describing research skills, interest, goals, experience, and contact information to:
  • Soojung Claire Hur, Ph.D.
    schur@jhu.edu
  • Please indicate “Hur lab postdoc position” in the subject/title of your email and attach the application as a single pdf file.

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

If you have a job you’d like posted, please contact Ms. Deana Santoni at dsantoni@jhu.edu with details.

Associate Research Scientist in the BioMEMS and Single Molecule Dynamics Lab

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking an Associate Research Scientist who is highly motivated and independent to join the BioMEMS and Single Molecule Dynamics Lab. The Associate Research Scientist is primarily responsible for leading scientific research and technology development related to microfluidic-based in vitro diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate in self-initiated and assigned research projects with minimal supervision across a wide spectrum of human diseases (including drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections, sexually transmitted infections, wound infections, sepsis, and HIV) and animal diseases (including zoonotic influenza, emerging coronaviruses, African swine fever, brucellosis), and publish results in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students to design, perform and troubleshoot experiments at a high standard of excellence
  • Advance technologies beyond the research laboratory setting, such as clinical microbiology laboratory use, commercialization and spin-off, and FDA EUA/510K submissions
  • Lead and contribute to grant proposals for US government agencies such as NIH and USDA
  • Establish and enforce standard operating procedures for ensuring laboratory standards and safety at the BSL-2 standard

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in microbiology, infectious diseases, or related field with a strong track record in the in-vitro diagnosis of human and/or animal infectious diseases
  • 5+ years of postdoctoral research experiences with experiences in working and managing BSL-2 laboratories
  • Experienced in developing nucleic acid testing assays (e.g., PCR, digital PCR, LAMP, RPA, and CRISPR), immunoassays (e.g., ELISA and immuo-PCR), or microbiological assays (e.g., antimicrobial susceptibility testing)
  • Experienced in developing and testing various microfluidic devices (e.g., cleanroom microfabrication, laser cutting, thermoforming, 3D printing, and microscopy)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present and publish research at international conferences and peer-reviewed international journals, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with peers and associates within and outside the lab
  • To learn more about JHU BioMEMS and Single Molecule Dynamics Lab, please go to: https://me.jhu.edu/thwang/
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences but in the range of $65,000 to $75,000. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance, and 403(b). To learn more, please go to: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.
  • Interested individuals, please submit a letter of interest and CV to:
    Professor Jeff Wang
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University

Research Assistant in Fluid Mechanics

The Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics in the department of mechanical engineering is seeking a highly motivated research assistant to contribute to the research in turbulent boundary layer over surface roughness. The assistant’s primary role is to accelerate hologram processing algorithms (currently written in MATLAB) via C/C++ as well as GPU computing. The algorithms are used to extract the 3D velocity field from the holograms taken in the experiments. Candidates are expected to be proficiency in MATLAB and C/C++, have strong coding abilities, and know digital image processing techniques. The assistant will work closely with postdocs and graduate students in the laboratory. Through the work, the assistant will learn the working principle of tomographic holography, apply the coding skills learned in class to real-world problems, and gain substantial research/lab experience. For interested candidates, please send inquiry emails to: Jian Gao at jgao15@jhu.edu


Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

If you have a job you’d like posted, please contact Ms. Deana Santoni at dsantoni@jhu.edu with details.

The department gathers information on job and internship opportunities from a variety of sources: alumni, industry partners, outside companies, researchers, and project sponsors.

Johns Hopkins students and alumni are welcome contact Academic Program Manager Mike Bernard with questions and information about career opportunities.

We welcome job and internship opportunities from you! Please contact Mr. Bernard directly as he will help target the appropriate student and alumni for your opportunities.