Postdoctoral Associate—Miniaturized RF Mass Filters for Compact Mass Spectrometry
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Job Number: 7080639 (Ref #: Job Number: 19811)
- Posting Date: Jun 30, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Velasquez Group @ MIT has a postdoc opening on 3D-printed, miniature mass filters. The work is part of a multi-institution, multi-year, industry-sponsored project on compact mass spectrometry for healthcare applications. In this project, the postdoc will develop additively manufactured, compact hardware for filtering ions in vacuum using electromagnetic fields.
The project starts on September 1, 2021. The initial appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility to extend it annually for up to 2 more years if funding is renewed and progress is satisfactory. The postdoc is expected to mentor one or more graduate students working on associated efforts and to publish their work in top tier scientific journals and conference proceedings.
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Any investigators interested in this research opportunity should submit their resume with list of publications and the contact information of at least three references (at least two academic references, up to one industrial reference) familiar with their work that can provide an assessment of their accomplishments and potential.
—PhD in Engineering (e.g., Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace), Materials Science, Applied Physics, or similar, awarded between January 2017 and August of 2021.
—Hands-on experience running experiments while controlling the experiment and collecting data with a computer (e.g., LabVIEW).
—Experience analyzing data.
—Ability to effectively communicate complex technical material to a broad audience.
—Ability to effectively draft technical documents, e.g. scientific manuscripts, reports.
—Ability to work in a team and mentor junior researchers.
—Modeling, fabrication, and experimental experience on topics such as vacuum devices, compact ion mobility spectrometers, and compact mass spectrometry. In particular, expertise on miniaturized mass filters (e.g., quadrupoles, ion traps, TOF) is of great interest.
—Hands-on experience running experiments in vacuum (e.g., characterizing vacuum electronic/mechanical devices vs. pressure) is a plus.
—Experience with design of experiments (DoE) is a plus.
—Experience on 3D printing finely featured, complex metal and ceramic objects is a plus.
—Experience using CAD software, e.g., SolidWorks, is a plus.
—Experience using COMSOL Multiphysics is a plus.