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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Sensors/MEMS Development
Purdue University

Date Posted Jun. 28, 2018
Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Sensors/MEMS Development
University Purdue University
Department School of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • West Lafayette, IN
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics

Position Description
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate in the areas of Sensor Development and Characterization, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), and/or Dynamics and Vibration. The specific appointment will be with Professors Jeff Rhoads and George Chiu. The research associate will work on small-scale resonant sensing systems; specifically, carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors for use in smart and sustainable building applications.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a closely related engineering discipline (e.g. mechanical or electrical engineering). The research associate must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as very good organizational skills. Leadership and mentoring skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently when necessary. Other important qualifications include:

  • General skills related to data acquisition and signal processing;
  • Familiarity with printed circuit board design, layout, and fabrication; and
  • Experience with sensor development and characterization.

Experience in any of the following areas is beneficial:

  • Control and Signal Processing
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Email applications (Subject line: "Open Post-Doctoral Position – Sensor Development") to Prof. Jeff Rhoads ( including:

  • A 1-page cover letter describing research background and interests (PDF)
  • Your curriculum vitae (PDF)
  • A list of at least 3 references with contact information

The appointment is for 1 year and may be renewable for up to 2 additional years. The desired start date is July 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled. The position salary is commensurate with qualifications, local cost of living, and Purdue standards. Women and underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Jeff Rhoads
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    Purdue University
    585 Purdue Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907


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