A postdoctoral position on the development of micro-/nano-structuring solutions for implantable bioelectronic CMOS neural probes is available within the NetS3 laboratory. The candidate will contribute to the development and experimental validation of novel generations of implantable devices integrating thousands’ of simultaneously recording microelectrodes. These devices are realized through the combined use of microelectronic and micro/nano-technologies.
He/she will be integrated in a team of the NetS3 laboratory that has interdisciplinary competences ranging from microelectronics, micro-/nano-technology, electrochemistry and neuroscience. Additionally, the candidate will develop his/her R&D within an ongoing NIH funded project, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School in Boston where in-vivo experimental studies will be performed.
For this position, we are seeking for a highly motivated candidate that will be contributing to the development of micro-/nano-structuring approaches for post-processing the realized CMOS circuits. Primarily, this activity will include: advancing the current fabrication processes used for structuring CMOS-probes, studying the resulting probe performances once implanted in-vivo, as well as exploring electrode materials and micro-/nano-structured morphologies for enhanced electrophysiological signal sensing.
Applicants should have a solid background on the development and application of thin-film processes and possibly also bio-electrochemical sensors. Knowledge in neuroscience, neuroengineering and on the experimental use of multielectrode array devices or other brain-implantable neural probes would be desiderable.
Essential qualifications for this position include a PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering or closely related disciplines.
Please send your application both to firstname.lastname@example.org and to Dr. Luca Berdondini email@example.com by January 15th 2017 including CV, a statement of interests and 2 references letters. Please quote “Postdoctoral Position on Micro-/Nano-Structuring of Brain Implantable Bioelectronic Probes CB: 71811” in the subject.
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