NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB
The Materials Engineering Division (MED) has an opening within the Micro & Nano Technology Section (MNTS) for a Postdoctoral Engineer. MNTS is a team of engineers and scientists with expertise in: nano and bio-molecular materials and structures, micro/nano-fabrication processes, electrochemistry, neural prosthetics, neural engineering, microfluidic devices, chemical/biological devices, biosensors, electronic devices, and integrated microsystems. The Postdoctoral Research Staff Member will perform research and development on selected topics/areas within the range of activities described above. The results are expected to be published in reference journals and presented at conferences. Selected postdoc candidate will interact with project team members, outside collaborators and sponsors, across all disciplines internal to LLNL, and management levels up to and including the Engineering AD office.
- Design and microfabricate implantable biomedical devices using MEMS-based technologies.
- Develop encapsulation, packaging, and hermetic sealing technologies for implantable electronics.
- Develop novel microfabrication processes and materials.
- Collaborate with other team members in the design, implementation, and verification of integrated biology and engineering.
- Work closely with engineers, technicians, and integration experts from LLNL and its sponsors in all aspects of device and system development.
- Publish research results in internal reports, peer-reviewed scientific, or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings, where available or applicable.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
- Mentor student fellows and summer student researchers.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Recent PhD in Engineering, Bioengineering, Material Science, Neural Engineering, or related field.
- Demonstrated expertise in cleanroom fabrication technologies including deposition, patterning, and etching.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills for the purpose of documenting analyses, preparing written technical reports and publications, and presenting and explaining technical information across all disciplines internal to LLNL, to management levels up to and including the Engineering AD office, and with outside collaborators and sponsors.
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and experience, working independently and as part of a team.
DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Experience designing, microfabricating, and testing MEMS-based devices.
- Experience in microelectronics integration and packaging.
- Experience with LabVIEW and MATLAB.
- Experience with setting up various instrumentation, data collection, and analysis.