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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University

Job Description

About the Opportunity

The Postdoc will be working on multidisciplinary research projects in the Bendable Electronics and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Group led by Prof. Ravinder Dahiya. BEST group aims to bring fundamental changes in the way the sensors and electronic devices are developed using materials designed for sustainability, and resource efficient printed electronics on flexible substrates and their innovative use in applications such as robotics, and wearable and interactive systems.


The successful candidate having a strong foundation in at least a few of the following areas: high-mobility materials based printed electronics, transient electronics (various sensors, circuits, energy devices etc.), degradable materials, micro/nanofabrication, nanowire synthesis using various methods, technologies for printed electronics, tactile sensing and haptics, electronic skin and its application in robotics and wearable systems. Knowledge of simulation tools (e.g., Multiphysics finite element analysis, Matlab, Labview etc.) cleanroom experience, and characterization of electronic devices are required. Further, knowledge of system level integration and haptics feedback in real and virtual agents will be a plus.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in related engineering and science disciplines. The candidate must have progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to plan, execute, and manage research activities, including mentoring and supervising.

The researcher will be team player and interact regularly with an interdisciplinary team. She/he will also have an opportunity to supervise the research activities of graduate students in the group. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage the complex and challenging projects in the group.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills are essential, so as are time-management and organizational skills. Good written and verbal communication skills and organizational talents are expected. Proposal preparations for sponsored research funding and project management experience are pluses.

Applicants should send a letter of application addressing the selection criteria and indicating how their background and expertise fit with the specific needs of the group, a curriculum vitae, one print of prior scientific publications, and the names and contact information of 3-5 references through the website.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.††

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.††

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.† Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.†

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other †characteristic protected by applicable law.

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