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Postdoc Position in Optical Metasurfaces and Nanophotonic Biosensors
New York University

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2020
Title Postdoc Position in Optical Metasurfaces and Nanophotonic Biosensors
University New York University
New York, NY, United States
Department Health Technology and Engineering Institute, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

A postdoctoral position is open in the Cai Lab, part of the Health Technology and Engineering Institute (Tech4Health) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (NYUGSOM, recently ranked # 4 in medical schools by ‘U.S. News & World Report’). We build new paradigms of nanotechnology for use in biological and biomedical applications, including optical metasurfaces for bio-imaging and bio-sensing, tunable metasurfaces, and nano-engineered biomimetic surfaces for mechanobiology study.

Who we’re looking for
Candidates must have a PhD in engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, biomedical), materials science, physics, optics, or other related fields. Those with expertise in optical metasurfaces (near infrared, visible), nanophotonic/plasmonic sensors, nanofabrication (hands-on cleanroom experience), soft materials, are encouraged to apply.
Those with a strong background in optics and rich experience in optical experiments, finite-difference time domain (FDTD) simulation, high-resolution nanofabrication (e-beam lithography), integration with tunable/responsive soft materials (e.g., liquid crystalline polymer/elastomer, hydrogel) are preferred. Experience that spans multiple fields is a plus.
We seek candidates who are strongly motivated, open-minded, and capable of both independent and collaborative research work. Demonstrated ingenuity, productivity, communication and writing skills, and an excellent record of publications is preferred.

How to apply
To apply, send your CV to Dr. Haogang Cai, at Please include a detailed description of your research interests, a full list of publications, and names of at least two references.

Who we are
The Tech4Health Institute serves as a hub for the development of new enabling technologies that will advance basic biomedical discovery and clinical care, with close collaboration with biologists and doctors at NYUGSOM, as well as scientists and engineers from worldwide institutions. Immersed in the unique vibrant and innovative environment of the New York City, and one of the foremost medical schools in the world, this is an ideal place for engineering researchers to design technologies to improve human health. For more information, visit the lab website at

  • NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed todiversity and inclusion in all
    aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Contact Information

  • Haogang Cai
    Tech4Health Institute at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    New York University
    433 1st Ave, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10010


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