The Center for Bioelectronics at Old Dominion University is
seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral research
associate position with a focus on biosensor & bioelectronics
development and organic materials integration. This position is
a non-permanent appointment, renewable each year up to a max of two
years. The successful candidate will make key
contributions to process development for polymeric/ composite
materials to integrate sensors and bioelectronic devices. The
individual will be responsible for designing, documenting, and
implementing materials synthesis techniques pertaining to polymeric
films, “smart” materials exhibiting multi-functionality, the design
and development of biosensors and bioelectronic devices, and
circuit design of wireless implantable and wearable devices. In
addition, the qualified individual will play a key role in
evaluating aging and compatibility of novel materials for
implantable and wearable applications in broad collaboration with
other researchers in the lab. Finally, the candidate is expected to
serve as a mentor for technicians and students.
Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and
- Deep technical skills and knowledge of developing novel
biosensor diagnostics and therapeutic devices using principles,
materials, and structures that are implantable and wearable.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, as evidenced
by a strong academic publication record and presentations at
national conferences in a specific technical area.
- Ability to work on multiple projects with established
deliverables, milestones, timelines and requirements.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a
multi-disciplinary team of engineers, chemists, materials
- A solid background in principles of electrical circuits and
- Experience with wearable and implantable sensor development,
and other circuit development techniques.
- Understand the basic processing, properties and mechanics of
- Experience with technical writing in the form of manuscripts,
reports, standard operating procedures, and other documentation
related to research, process development and associated
- Experience in working with Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2),
proficiency in standard cell- and molecular-biological techniques,
and real-time imaging of biosensors.
Minimum Qualifications - Education or
training: A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science, Chemistry,
Materials Engineering, or a related field is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous
postdoctoral research experience preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14574.
A complete application will include a letter of interest expressing
the candidate’s interest in the position and how their
qualifications meet the posted requirements, a curriculum vitae, a
diversity/inclusion statement, and contact information for three
professional references (who will be contacted via the application
system upon submitting your application to submit a recommendation
letter). Applications will be reviewed starting on November 15,
2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Conditions of Employment: In accordance
Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective
September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter
the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status
to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not
fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine
status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose
weekly the results of those tests to designated university
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the
metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a
state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution
that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia,
the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs,
strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000
students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse
and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a
collaborative and innovative approach to education and research,
the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical
needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main
campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous
distance learning sites.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal
employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons,
without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race
including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such
as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender
(including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions),
national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran
status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or
genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.