Director Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: BME: Admin
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Diversity Contributions, Letter of Interest, List of References

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The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), (http://bme.gatech.edu) a joint department between Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and Emory University’s School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), invites applications for a faculty program director of the newly formed Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID-AT) in the area of Advanced Therapeutics.  The position will be a 12-month appointment at Emory University as a clinical, research, teaching (CRT), non-tenured, Associate or Full Professor, renewal yearly. 


The faculty program director will have the opportunity to create and develop this state-of-the-art training program.  The new MBID-AT program is focused on developing masters students to be the next generation of leaders needed to drive corporate strategy in the emergent industries of cell therapies, gene therapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  The program is designed to provide training, professional development, planning and placement for industry leaders in the advanced therapeutics industries.  Highlights of the program characteristics include that it will be a full time, residential Master degree program comprised of a 1 year, on-campus curriculum in a unified cohort setting. The curriculum will consist of a set sequence of 30 credit hours required to cover all necessary topics concerning advanced therapies conception, development and commercialization.


Responsibilities of the MBID-AT Faculty Program Director will be:

  • Develop and oversee program direction, student engagement and progress
  • Develop a program architecture that develops the next generation industry talent for the emerging areas in Advanced Therapeutics
  • Oversee program operations and ensure program quality
  • Coordinate and/or teach one or more courses or course content
  • Respond proactively to student learning issues
  • Facilitate program continuity and overall organization of program
  • Work to develop global industry partnerships and identify instructors and industry-relevant team projects
  • Mentor Course Directors and Instructors
  • Cultivate project mentor roster from industry and academia
  • The Program Director will report to the BME Chair
  • The Program Director will participate in administration of a Laney Graduate School program with associated responsibilities as a Director of Graduate Studies and maintaining all associated academic program accreditations.


A successful candidate will be one who has:

  • A M.D or Ph.D. degree or equivalent
  • 10 years minimum industry experience
  • Experience in areas of Advanced Therapies industry such as product development, R&D, project management, quality control and regulatory.
  • Experience in large biomedical industries as well as startups would be considered a positive attribute, as would experience in commercializing products from concept to product.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit would be a desirable attribute.
  • Motivation to mentor students and to teach the next generation of leaders for the Advanced Therapies industry would be required.
  • Person of integrity and high standards, strong interpersonal skills, and well-organized
  • Person who is well-connected and regarded in the Advanced Therapies industry
  • Value and propagate a diverse and ethical program culture


Information can be found at the following websites: www.bme.gatech.edu, https://www.gs.emory.edu/ https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/master-science-biomedical-innovation-development-advanced-therapeutics-prospective .


Located in Atlanta, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University has a student body of 1,200 undergraduates, 260 graduate students, and 70 primary and 73 program faculty. Since its beginning, the unique partnership between two of the nation's leading public and private entities has been an innovation engine for research and education. Together, we are focused on solving some of the toughest problems facing our state, the nation, and the world. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campuses. We strive to create and maintain an environment that values and respects our individual and communal differences, and to support a healthy work-life balance.   The department is highly entrepreneurial and interested in translation of research development through programs such as Biolocity, >>>>>


Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application describing how their background and interests will be suitable for leading a world-class education program in industry topics of the advanced therapies; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of industry experience, not to exceed 4 pages; (4) a statement of education interests addressing teaching and mentoring of trainees philosophy, not to exceed 1 page; (5) a statement describing their understanding of, prior engagement and vision for creating inclusive environments in the classroom, and community to support DEI, not to exceed 1 page; and (6) the names and contact information for at least three references.


Application materials should be submitted via Emory’s Application Website for the MBID-AT Program Director position.


Applications will be considered starting immediately on a rolling basis.


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Emory University is committed to Inclusion and equity in the recruitment and retention of faculty. The university diligently supports the training of disadvantaged students and those with underserved communities. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



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