Postdoctoral Associate, Conformable Decoders

by Helene B. Kelsey

May 19, 2017


Job Description

The Conformable Decoders research group focuses on the fabrication of mechanically-adaptive, piezoelectric micro-/nano- systems where all the activities are performed in the cleanroom facility. The group seeks to advance flexible/stretchable, piezoelectric sensors and actuators technologies that promise to be used on any curvy regions of animal/human body.


The postdoctoral associate will:

  • Conduct research to design and develop novel piezoelectric-based sensors, actuators, ultrasound transducers, and mechanical energy harvesters for biomedical applications;
  • Work in the cleanroom to fabricate and characterize the devices;
  • Communicate results to the scientific community through publications in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination as directed by the PI;
  • Develop proposals for research funding;
  • Engage in wider research and scholarly activities with the research group.

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on funding and the direction of the research.



• PhD in materials science, physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or in relevant field;

• Experience in cleanroom processes and microfabrication methods and in skin and muscle tissue engineering technologies and methods;

• Experience with ultrasound transducers technologies;

• Experience with common lab protocols such as chemical etching, dry etching, insulator depositions, photolithography, generation of polymer templates, defining polymer molds, generation of lithography masks;

• Ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary group of students and researchers;

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as in a highly collaborative team environment;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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