The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance, and neuroscience.
The Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center seeks a research specialist with expertise in luminescent nanoparticle and microparticle synthesis and functionalization, to work with various groups across the university developing novel sensor approaches with high molecular specificity and sensitivity for applications in biological, bioprocess and environmental sensing.
The scientist will develop and implement modular sensing technology based on luminescent emission from nanoparticles. Responsibilities include synthesis, sourcing, and characterization of appropriate nanoparticle substrates; design, fabrication and benchmarking of sensor prototypes; design of application-specific sensors and collaborative work with associated investigators for validation, benchmarking and integration into appropriate devices. This essential collaborative scientist will work as a primary conduit to collaborating groups throughout the university to develop and provide high-performance, custom-designed sensors for mission-critical analytes and physiological properties
PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Bioengineering or related, relevant field. Minimum 5 years research experience in luminescent particle synthesis and characterization. Proficiency with high-sensitivity optical detection (fluorometry, luminometry or microscopy)
Experience with reliable preparation of nanoparticles and microparticles. Formal training or mentoring in biological and optical detection. Experience and expertise in characterization of particle biocompatibility.
Interested candidate applications consisting of a cover letter outlining their skill set and a detailed CV should be submitted through Interfolio.
The evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the available position is filled.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.