Research Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-30
Req: R0023186

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at University of Virginia is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Research Scientist position to work under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Swami within a joint project with the Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing or CAD-Bio – a university wide initiative with a centralized research core facility that is aimed at developing enabling technologies for regenerative medicine.

This research work is in the field of device design, integration, and measurement for application of microfluidics and biofabrication towards regenerative medicine. Specific lab duties include the maintenance of microfabrication and biofabrication equipment in the centralized facility; training and advising of researchers on device design and equipment usage; and development of novel microfluidic and biofabrication methods for in vitro studies with ex vivo tissues. Experience in troubleshooting instrumentation problems associated microfabrication (optical set-ups for lithography, vacuum systems, and device assembly) and biofabrication (3D printing, bioprinting and imaging systems) is essential. Other duties outside the lab include lab protocol maintenance, data analytics, attending research team meetings; co-advising Ph.D. students, helping co-write manuscripts for publication and formulation of ideas for grant applications. Incumbents will also receive support and mentoring in ways to improve research skills, the preparation of grant proposals, and responsible research practices.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctoral degree in an engineering or science discipline with the related training in microfabrication and bioengineering is required by the start date. Research experience in microfluidics (devices for cytometry and cell separation) using various force fields (hydrodynamic, dielectrophoretic, acoustic, etc.) is preferred. Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and analytic skills are required. The candidate must be able to work in a lab environment and remotely from home, as necessary.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2012 and the posting will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2021 and the project is expected to be renewed for the following two years. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Nathan Swami, Professor, at

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to research scientists at UVA, visit

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time