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Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary dependent upon years of experience
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEMechanical Engineering (MechE), to join the Mechatronics Research Lab. The group aims to develop next generation precision instruments for nanoscale 3D printing of technorganic materials for medical applications. Building upon years of research on scanning probe microscopes and collaboration with experts on self-assembly materials, a first stage proof-of-concept prototype will be developed to demonstrate nanoscale 3D printing capability and optimize process parameters. A long-term effort will focus on upgrading the system to scale up size and throughput of the printed structure for practical applications. This is an interdisciplinary project merging multiple fields with emphasis on precision mechatronics and nanofabrication for this specific postdoc position.

Job Requirements

Required: A PhD degree in mechanical/electrical engineering or related fields with a strong background in hardware development and practical implementation experience. The candidate should have demonstrated competence in one or more areas in (i) mechatronic system development (nano-positioners, PCB electronics, embedded system programming, system modeling and control algorithm); (ii) hands-on experience in rapid prototyping techniques for machining/nanofabrication, (iii) usage of characterization instruments; (iv) strong ability to perform independent research at the interface between mechanical/electrical engineering, nanofabrication and material science.

The candidate should also possess strong organizational and planning skills to execute research tasks in a coordinated manner; proficient writing and presentation skills to disseminate research results to both experts in the fields and generic public; and the capacity to work in a diverse team with multiple research groups and mentor junior researchers.

The position is for 18 months with a high possibility of extension if satisfactory progress is made.  The start date for this position is as soon as possible or can be negotiated.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.


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