Research Faculty for Real-Time Surgical Simulation Technology

Non-Tenure Track
Permanent Research Faculty Position

The Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a research faculty member in the area of real-time surgical simulation technology. This position involves working on NIH-funded simulation and modeling projects, with the primary goal of developing advanced surgical simulation technologies that can enhance surgical training and improve patient outcomes. The candidate will be expected to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of real-time surgical simulation, collaborate with other faculty members and researchers, and actively seek and secure external funding opportunities.

The college is committed to providing high-quality engineering education and research opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds. This joint college of engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various engineering disciplines, including biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members and researchers, enhancing their research and networking opportunities.


  • Conducting research in the area of real-time surgical simulation technology
  • Developing novel simulation algorithms and techniques for surgical training and planning
  • Collaborating with the faculty members and researchers from the FAMU-FSU COE and other institutions to advance the field of surgical simulation
  • Writing grant proposals and securing external funding
  • Publishing research findings in high-quality journals and presenting research results at conferences and seminars
  • Mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers


  • Doctoral degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience in C/C++ programming, computer graphics, haptics, and physics-based real-time computing
  • Proficiency in finite element modeling and simulation
  • Substantial experience with computational fracture mechanics
  • Knowledge of machine learning, deep learning and libraries including but not limited to TensorFlow and/or PyTorch, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and researchers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong publication record in relevant areas of research
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding
  • Experience in mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers is preferred

The college is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. This is a 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment with a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting date for this position is negotiable.


Applicants Should Submit

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in the position, apply to Florida State University at FSU Jobs (Job ID: 54897), with:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Most current curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Names and contact information of three references
  5. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Suvranu De, Search Committee Chair. 

Criminal Background Check

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check. The
background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with FSU Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.