Post Doctoral Research Associate

Job description

Job no: 506602
Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Chemical Engineering
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associate

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will carry out research in the areas of biosensor or/and photonic materials/devices.

The general scope of duties will be to perform research in one of research areas among optical biosensors, microfluidics, point-of-care-testing, lateral flow assays, microfabrication, optical materials, photonic devices, plasmon, and to report results to sponsors and faculty, as well as publishing the research work.


PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, biomedical engineering, materials science, electronic engineering, physics or related field with expertise among materials synthesis, device fabrication and sensing or imaging.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials for priority consideration by November 20, 2020 and position will remain opened until filled.

  • A cover letter that includes a statement of research experience and interests,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Contact information of three professional references

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Nov 2 2020 Eastern Standard Time
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Job No:
Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 2/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time