Fellow (Post Doc)

Manhattan KS
Jul 31, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

 Postdoctoral fellow in nanotechnology

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for wafer-scale fabrication of nanoelectrode array chips, nanomaterials growth and characterization, surface modifications, and biosensor development. The position involves significant work on micro-/nano- fabrication of the sensor chips at national user facilities and in collaborators’ labs in national laboratories.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D. in experimental physical sciences or engineering

Experience: The candidate is required to have previous experience in multi-step microfabrication in clean room facilities, growth of nanomaterials, characterization of nanomaterials and nanodevices, and electrochemical techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: A Ph. D. degree in broadly defined fields related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology (including chemistry, physics, materials sciences and engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering,  mechanical engineering, bioengineering, etc.)


Experience: Strong experience in micro-/nano- lithography, physical and chemical vapor deposition, ion sputtering, plasma etching/deposition, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and electrical/electrochemical measurements. Previous research experience in biosensors, surface chemistry and microfluidics is a plus.


U.S Citizens, permanent residents and international employees eligible to access national laboratory facilities are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit ONE pdf file containing letter of interest, CV, and a list of three references, along with the completed application.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins Aug. 15th and will continue until filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

 $47,476 - $65,000/annual depending on qualifications

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.