Postdoctoral Fellow in Silicon MEMS Design and Fabrication
- University of Michigan
- Location: Ann Arbor, MI
- Job Number: 7070512
- Posting Date: Oct 1, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary: A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is immediately available at the Microsystems Technology and Science (MSTS) Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Michigan. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will engage in a project aiming to create microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices integrated into a gas chromatography (GC)-based environmental monitoring microsystem module. The successful candidate will join an exciting and productive team of talented doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and research scientists with diverse backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Analytical Chemistry. The objective of this project is to develop a revolutionary, robust, integrated multi-dimensional micro-gas chromatography (micro-GC) platform for rapid analysis of chemical exposures of a human body to secure public health and safety and/or for extraterrestrial life signature discovery in the NASA’s Europe exploration mission. The candidate will play a pivotal role in the design, fabrication, and characterization of silicon MEMS-based microfluidic devices for fluidic sampling, separation, flow switching, and chromatographic signal detection. The applicant will also participate in weekly meetings and contribute to the preparation of NSF, NASA, and NIH grants under the supervision of Dr. Kurabayashi, and will compile information for posters, abstracts, papers and reviews. He/she will enjoy the world-class research environment supporting the top-ranked engineering research programs at the University of Michigan.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields and 3-5 years of experience in a research laboratory. Knowledge and skills of CAD mask drawing and silicon micromachining, such as, photolithography, deep reactive ion etching, anodic bonding, LPCVD thin film deposition, metal film deposition/patterning, and dicing. The applicant must also have excellent written and oral communication skills. Good knowledge of Matlab, Labview, and thermal/fluidic/electrical modeling software (e.g., COMSOL) is desirable. A strong background in mathematics, physics, and/or bioengineering will also be a plus.
Desired Qualifications: A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently combined with a willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial environment.
How to Apply: Successful candidates should send Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references to Professor Katsuo Kurabayashi, Ph.D., in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: https://me.engin.umich.edu/people/faculty/katsuo-kurabayashi). A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Background Screening: The Michigan College of Engineering conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Application Deadline: Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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