Postdoctoral Associate, Conformable Decoders

Massachusetts, United States
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Media Laboratory-Conformable Decoders, to join a research group focused 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.

Will conduct research to design, develop, and implement novel piezoelectric based sensor, actuators, and ultrasound transducers for biomedical applications; apply signal processing principles for ultrasonic wave propagation to demonstrate imaging applications; work in the cleanroom to fabricate ultrasound devices and perform electrical, mechanical, and acoustical characterization; communicate results to the scientific community through publications in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination as directed by the principal investigator; develop proposals for research funding; and engage in wider research and scholarly activities with the research group.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in materials science, physics, electrical/electronic engineering, biomedical engineering, or other relevant field; experience with ultrasound transducers development, characterization, and applications; experience in mathematical modeling, signal processing, and simulation methods of ultrasound pulse-echo systems; ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary group of students and researchers; strong interpersonal, writing, and communication skills; and ability to work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Experience with microfabrication lab protocols such as chemical etching, dry etching, insulator depositions, photolithography, generation of polymer templates, defining polymer molds, and generation of lithography masks preferred; as is experience with ultrasound hardware system design.

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

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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