University of Texas at Dallas Research Associate in Dallas, Texas

Position Details

Job Summary

Research Associate position available for joining an established interdisciplinary research team within the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Funded by Department of Energy, the researcher will work at the intersection of nanotechnology, control engineering, MEMS design, and high-precision mechatronics. The goal of this three-year project is to develop a novel platform technology for high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a host of theoretical and experimental projects, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, write reports and manuscripts, attend international conferences, and work with collaborating groups based in Zyevx Labs and NIST.

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D in a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

The applicant should have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, in addition to the following experiences.

Control and high-precision mechatronics: The candidate should have a strong analytical background, be familiar with advanced control design methods and have demonstrated experience with control implementation on laboratory or full-scale mechatronic systems.

MEMS: The candidate should have experience with MEMS design and microfabrication in a clean-room environment and be able to design interface electronic circuits for MEMS transducers.

Nanotechnology: The candidate should be familiar with scanning probe microscopy methods and have demonstrated and substantial experience with instrumentation design for SPMs. Experience with high-speed AFM will be highly regarded. Regular users of scanning probe microscopes will not be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a host of theoretical and experimental projects, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, write reports and manuscripts, attend international conferences, and work with collaborating groups based in Zyevx Labs and NIST.

Special Instructions Summary

The positions are available immediately and include a competitive salary and fringe benefits package. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Reza Moheimani at Reza.Mohiemani@utdallas.edu with the following information:

  • A detailed CV including a list of publications

  • A statement of research interests and background (one page only)

  • Names and contact details of three references

Posting Number: S01598P

Position Title: Research Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Regular full-time

Location: Richardson

Posting Open Date: 03/19/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Desired Start Date: 05/01/2018

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