Research Center for Science & Engineering in Health and Medicine (GTIIT-SEHM)

Biomedical research plays a fundamental role in promoting global human health. The convergence and amalgamation of medical research with chemical, physical, computational and mathematical sciences, and various engineering disciplines is envisioned since 2011 as the third revolution of the 21st Century. The vision of GTIIT-SEHM is to bring together top-notch researchers in all areas of fundamental and applied sciences including materials, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering to tackle global challenges in disease prophylaxis and personalized medicine in one single environment that promotes cutting-edge multidisciplinary biomedical research.

GTIIT- SEHM will harbor a total area of ~6500 mwith ~2000 mof common laboratory space, ~4000 mfor individual research labs for the PIs (~100-120 mof laboratory space per research group) and ~500 mof office space for PIs, students, engineers, technicians and administrative staff. It will house two advanced research hubs and one Advanced Prototyping Laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment.

A. Integrated Hub for Bio-Mechanics and Medical Devices and Robotics

The Integrated Hub for Bio-Mechanics and Medical Devices and Robotics (~3000 m2) will include up to 20 research groups and it will host five core laboratories: (i) Core Laboratory for Computational Biomechanics; (ii) Core Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices and Robotics; (iii) Core Laboratory for Mechanical Testing of Materials; (iv) Core Laboratory for Fluid Mechanics, Bio-transport Phenomena and Microfluidic Biosensing Devices, and (v) Shared Biology Laboratory.

B. Integrated Hub for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

The Integrated Hub for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Diagnostics and Therapeutics (~3000 m2) will include up to 20 research groups and it will host five core laboratories: (i) Core Synthetic Laboratory; (ii) Core Analytical Laboratory; (iii) Core Laboratory for Nanoparticle Production; (iv) Core Characterization Laboratory, and (v) Core Biology Laboratory.

C. Advanced Prototyping Laboratory

Life scientists often require fabrication or engineering solutions for specific well-defined problems that do not necessarily pose an intellectual challenge for engineers. Similarly, biomechanical engineers may require a biological model system or proof-of-concept to demonstrate preliminary concepts, which for the life-scientist would be detached from their research needs. One of the core pillars in bridging between life sciences and engineering groups will be a foundry/prototype laboratory employing five engineers, chemists, and biologists servicing all groups at the center. This laboratory will answer the needs of both groups for high-level technological and biological tools from the other. The foundry (~450 m2) will offer:

A. High-level machine shop services, with emphasis on micromachining: micro-mills, laser ablation, high resolution but small-scale 3D printers.

B. Have stand-alone lithography services or a strong link with the cleanroom to provide microfabrication solution. Basic equipment will include clean room facilities, mask-less aligner (MLA), spinner, plasma, metal deposition.

C. Electronics and automation solutions: an equipped electronics workshop enabling rapid implementation of electromechanical components for research.

The Advanced Prototyping Laboratory will serve all the researchers of GTIIT- SEHM and other research centers on campus.

With the GTIIT expansion, additional Hubs are planned in the future.

GTIIT – SEHM is currently recruiting outstanding researchers in the following research fields:

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Computational and Experimental Biomechanics

Medical Robotics and Devices

Biosensors

Bio-microfluidics

Drug Discovery

Delivery and Targeting

Biomaterials Science

Nanomaterials Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nanomedicine

Tissue Engineering

Additive Manufacturing for Biomedical Applications

Based on their academic and scientific record and qualifications, successful candidates will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor through one of the GTIIT Academic Programs (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry) and be associated to the SEHM where they will conduct their research activities.  

World-competitive start-up packages are offered.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intention and CV to the GTIIT Faculty Recruiting Coordinator Sharon Geva (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa ISRAEL, Email: gtiitrecruit@technion.ac.il) with a copy to the GTIIT- SEHM academic heads:

Prof. Pinhas Bar-Yoseph, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL, Email: baryoseph@me.technion.ac.il

Prof. Alejandro Sosnik, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL, Email: sosnik@technion.ac.il

 

Please find the GTIIT Researchers affiliated with SEHM here.