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Boston University POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering in BOSTON, Massachusetts

We are looking for a post-doctoral associate to develop novel ultrasensitive gas sensors based on nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). The position is in the Ekinci Group at BU Mechanical Engineering Department. General information about the group is available at www.bu.edu/nems


  • Functionalize NEMS devices.

  • Set up a measurement chamber for delivering gases to NEMS sensors.

  • Perform phase-sensitive lock-in PLL measurements on NEMS sensors.

  • Present progress to sponsor, publish manuscripts and attend conferences.

Required Skills

  • PhD degree in Engineering, Physics or a related field.

  • A strong experimental background (e.g., sensitive metrology, RF electronics, MEMS/NEMS, resonance measurements).

  • Some experience with basic chemical functionalization of surfaces.

  • Excellent communication skills.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITES. Please send an email to ekinci@bu.edu and include the following: (a) a cover letter, (b) a current CV and (c) contact information for three scientists familiar with your work. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site (https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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