Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering
- University of Connecticut
- Location: Storrs, CT
- Job Number: 7099482
- Posting Date: May 5, 2022
Dr. Yi Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed his postdoctoral research with Dr. John A. Rogers in the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics and Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. His current research group focuses on bioelectronics and biosensors for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The recent work from his group has been published in Science Advances, Nano Letters, and ACS Sensors.
The University of Connecticut is a public research institution located in Storrs, Connecticut established in 1881. The primary campus is located approximately a thirty-minute drive to Hartford, Connecticut, and a ninety-minute drive to Boston, Massachusetts. It is a flagship university ranked by the 2022 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges as 23rd (tie) for top public schools and 63rd (tie) for best national universities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
Conduct research under Dr. Zhang’s supervision
Design and develop wearable sensors and devices
Carry out data analysis and interpretation
Train and lead a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants
Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or another related field
Experience in at least one of the following research areas: biosensors and bioelectronics, microfluidics, wearable sensors, or analytical chemistry
Two or more years of experience in developing wearable chemical sensors and micro-and nanofabrication
The start date for this position is anticipated for Summer or Fall 2022. The position is for an initial one-year appointment and is potentially renewable for another two years. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience based on NIH guidelines.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #479328 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 27, 2022.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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