Postdoctoral Associate – MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Lexington, MA

Postdoctoral Associate
MIT Lincoln Laboratory 16 reviews
Lexington, MA
The Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group combines chemistry, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and nanofabrication disciplines, enabling the development of new technologies in the areas of chemical-biological defense, diagnostic and forensic analysis, and sensors and signal processors. The work includes the design, development, and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosive and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff); multifunctional microsystems combining sensing, actuation, and energy sources; and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of metamaterials, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices, and microfluidic components.

Recent advances in materials processing are enabling a new generation of fibers endowed with electronic and optoelectronic functionality. The post-doctoral researcher will join a multidisciplinary effort aimed at creating multimaterial thermally drawn device fibers and fabric sensor systems. Work will include computational design, fabrication of fiber preforms, fiber device drawing, and integration of fibers into textile systems, including woven, knits, and composites. Publishing high impact scientific papers in this nascent but rapidly growing field will be encouraged.

Near term research goals will focus on fabrication and characterization of fibers with engineered photonic properties

This is a 2-year appointment

Ph.D. in materials science or related field. Significant experience and interest in hands-on device fabrication and materials processing is required. Computational modeling skills are desired but not required. Experience with cleanroom device fabrication is highly desired. Fiber drawing experience is not necessary but a strong interest in exploring fiber based devices and applications is highly desired.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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