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University of Utah Research Assistant Professor / Research Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Proposed Faculty Rank Research Assistant Professor / Research Associate Professor

Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible


1. 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.

2. Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (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. Applicants need to be fluent in English (spoken and written). Furthermore, a strong publication record in a relevant area is required. Applicants should also have demonstrated the ability to lead a team of students in a research context and to secure funding.

3. Responsibilities

Research faculty in our group are expected to manage and guide the research of a team of students in order to advance their respective research project as well as report and publish the results in scientific journals. Furthermore, they are expected to develop new concepts with the potential to result in patents, publications and products and participate or take the lead in writing grant proposals. Additionally, they are expected to be able to demonstrate and teach the students the details of experimental work as well as being able to assemble, maintain and operate measurement setups.

Depending on the respective project this may include (but is not limited to):

•Development and advancement of novel sensor device concepts

•Development of implantable devices

•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

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

•Measurement electronics development

•Planning and support of animal studies

4. Preferences

Ideally applicants should have several of the following:

•High motivation, reliability and commitment to research

•Creativity and strong problem-solving skills

•Experience in the development of implantable devices

•Experience with electrical measurement setups at higher frequencies

•Experience in low-power measurement or wireless electronics development

•Experience with testing the biocompatibility of materials

•Experience with in-vivo experiments

•Knowledge of simulation andCADtools

•Cleanroom experience

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

This position is posted at 0.75FTE. The expectation is that the employee in this position may fund up to 0.25FTEout of grant funding procured by the employee.

Open Date 05/24/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00252CF

Type Faculty

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