University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2018

Requisition Number PRN17282B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 38000 to 50000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Our lab’s research focuses on microsystems and materials for harsh environments, including implantable, wireless microsystems for biomedical and healthcare applications. We are looking to expand our team of researchers for projects on different topics including neural implants as well as biomedical and environmental sensor devices.


Postdoctoral research associates in our group are expected to plan and conduct research independently and as a part of the research team in order to advance their respective research project as well as report and publish the results. Furthermore, they are expected to guide and instruct students that are working on the projects.

Depending on the respective project, tasks may include (but are not limited to):

•Microfabrication (mask design, wet- and dry etching, sputter deposition, lithography, …) and testing of novel sensors and other microsystem devices

•Microfabrication process development

•(Accelerated) aging methods to study the long-term stability of devices in harsh environments

•Assembly, programming and operation of measurements equipment

•Simulation of microsystems and comparison of the results to measured data

•Electronics development

•Support of animal studies

•Publication of results in scientific journals

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering or Physics with experience in at least one of these areas: microsystems design and fabrication, biomedical sensor devices or neural implants. Furthermore, applicants need to be fluent in English (spoken and written).


Ideally applicants should have several of the following:

•Strong publication record in a relevant area

•Ability to lead a team of students in a research context

•Knowledge of at least one programming language/enviroment (C++, Python, LabView, …)

•Experience with electrical measurement setups at higher frequencies

•Experience in electronics development

•Experience with biocompatibility of materials

•Experience with in-vivo experiments

•Knowledge of simulation andCADtools

•Cleanroom experience

•Creativity and strong problem-solving skills

•High motivation, reliability and commitment to research

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.