Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 12, 2023

Job Description

Several Postdoctoral Associate positions are available at VT MEMS Laboratory (Director: Dr. Masoud Agah) to work on a transdisciplinary project to develop an intelligent Wearable Analyzer for Vapor Exposure (iWAVE), which is a highly advanced micro-engineered gas chromatography (¦GC) instrument for environmental monitoring.

The postdoctoral associates in these positions will work as part of a team/independently to conduct research for iWAVE development. Responsibilities include:
- Plan and conduct research.
- Assist with grant applications.
- Coordinate activities with other members of the VT MEMS lab and with other collaborators.
- Supervise students as needed.
- Pursue research goals with routine consultation but limited supervision.
- Assist in design, execution, and interpretation of research projects to gain practical experience in the field.
- Prepare professional presentations, reports, and publications.
- Engage in collaborative work with peers to achieve research objectives.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering or (analytical) chemistry. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

Should have demonstrated research competency in any of the following categories:
Opportunity 1: MEMS fabrication, 3D printing and packaging of MEMS chips, integrated microsystems for gas analysis, analog/digital electronics.
Opportunity 2: Analytical and micro analytical chemistry with emphasis on GC, absorption and separation sciences, stationary phase coating/development, portable/MEMS- enabled gas chromatography.

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Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: May 12, 2023
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