The MicroSystems Lab ("Shkel group") at the University of California, Irvine is seeking an Associate Researcher or Researcher (Professional Research Series) in R&D of Micro Inertial Sensors and Systems. The successful candidate will have the major responsibilities and assume a leadership role in development of new programs in the MicroSystems Lab. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability to secure independent funding in MEMS Inertial Sensors and a track record in development of innovative approaches that enable advances in relevant science, manufacturing, devices, and systems. The candidate is also expected to contribute to on-going high-profile federally funded research programs in the MicroSystems Lab on development of revolutionary microsystems based on advanced device fabrication, design, and characterization using state-of-the-art facilities in an intellectually ambitious and stimulating environment.
Specific responsibilities will include the leadership role in design, modeling, fabrication, vacuum packaging and testing of inertial instruments; installation, operation, and maintenance of laboratory instruments; digital/analog circuit design, layout, and testing; data collection, analysis, and reporting; regular interaction with sponsors, documentation of results and submission of progress report material required by contract with sponsors; providing technical assistance/supervision to students, post-docs, and visitors.
The successful candidate is expected to have a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (Ph.D. is required) and a demonstrated ability to secure independent research funding. The candidate should have excellent communication and time management skills, and hands-on experience in MEMS design, inertial sensors implementation, cleanroom operations, circuit design, and experimental characterization.
Position is dependent on extramural funding and research contracts of the Principal Investigator. The position will remain open until closed. An immediate start date is available within 2 weeks of the hiring decision. Renewal of the appointment will be offered to well performing candidates contingent upon the availability of adequate funding.
Applicants should send resume and names and contact information of three references to:
Professor Andrei Shkel
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3975
Please indicate "professional research series - MEMS R&D" in the email subject. The applicants are encouraged to visit http://mems.eng.uci.edu/.
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