Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Materials Science

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Materials Science

Search #: 494713
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking to hire two Postdoctoral Research Associates. The incumbents will lead the design and development of bioelectronics and biosensors. The project will be carried out at the University of Connecticut under Dr. Zhang’s supervision (


The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conducts research under Dr. Zhang’s supervision
  • Designs and develops sensors and devices
  • Carries out data analysis and interpretation
  • Writes publications
  • Trains and leads a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants

    Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, or other related field; with experience in one of the following research areas:

  • Biophotonics or photometry systems
  • Neuroelectronic interfaces; implantable neural probes
  • Circuits design and wireless power supply and data communication
  • Nucleic acid detection or CRISPR technology
  • Aptamer SELEX

    Start date for this position is anticipated for Fall or Winter 2020. The position is for an initial one-year appointment and is potentially renewable for another two years. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience based on NIH guidelines.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494713 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 26, 2020.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Aug 26 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 26 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 8/27/2020
    Application Due: 10/26/2020
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