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Postdoc opening in nanophotonics and/or biomedical engineering
New York University

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2021
Title Postdoc opening in nanophotonics and/or biomedical engineering
University New York University
New York, NY, United States
Department Tech4Health Institute at NYU School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Optics & Optical Engineering
    Optics & Optical Engineering
There is a postdoc opening in the Cai Lab, part of the Tech4Health Institute at New York University Grossman School of Medicine (NYUGSOM, ranked # 2 in US medical schools by ‘U.S. News & World Report’ 2021). The Cai lab build new paradigms of nanotechnology that will advance basic biomedical discovery and clinical care, such as nano-engineered cell interfaces for mechanobiology and optical metasurfaces for imaging/sensing. Our recent publications include: Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, 13, 610. Nature Materials, 2019, 18, 1366. npj Computational Materials, 2020, 6, 116. Advanced Materials, 2021, 33, 2005275. The postdoc will receive competitive stipends, benefits (health insurance, university housing, etc.).

Multiple research projects in the areas related to metasurfaces and nanophotonics, biosensors, cell mechanobiology, immunology, origami/kirigami technology, etc. are available. Candidates must have a PhD degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science or other related fields. One or more of the following backgrounds are preferred: metasurfaces, nanophotonics and nanofabrication (hands-on cleanroom experience, e.g., Si-based devices), biomolecules (DNA origami, supported lipid bilayer), soft materials (hydrogel, liquid crystal elastomer), optics (micro-optical system, laser, fiber). 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.

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 three references. The position will remain open until filled.

The Tech4Health Institute serves as a hub for the development of new enabling technologies for biological and biomedical applications, in collaboration with biologists, clinicians at NYUGSOM, and scientists from worldwide prestigious institutions. The institute is located in the NYU Langone Health superblock in midtown Manhattan. 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 to develop engineering technologies to improve human health, a mission never more relevant than today. For more information, visit the lab websites:

  • NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity 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 School of Medicine
    New York University
    433 1st Ave, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10010


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