Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-20-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking a qualified candidate with experience in all of the following areas: (i) microfabrication of soft materials for constructing fluidic interfaces to biosystems; (ii) microfluidic electrochemical analysis; and (iii) surface modification / functionalization related to biomolecular recognition & sensing. The researcher in this position will work with a cross disciplinary group of researchers within engineering, chemistry and medical schools to drive the development of devices and instrumentation related to a number of research projects in areas of microfluidic cell culture systems, isolation of extracellular vesicles and neurochemical biomarker analysis.

It is required that the candidate has research experience in microfabrication, as well as in development of surface chemistries and techniques for electrochemical analysis. Preference will be given to candidates who also have familiarity in the areas of: impedance analysis, electrochemical sensors, droplet microfluidics and fluidic device integration.

Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, materials science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering by the appointment start date.
Salary and benefits offered will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidates. This is a one year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply submit a candidate profile on-line at [email protected] ( and search on posting number 0621938. Please submit these required attachments to the electronic application: cover letter clearly describing the qualifications related to the position advertised above, curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references which includes their complete names, addresses, telephone, and e-mail addresses. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Prof. Nathan Swami: [email protected]

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
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