Duke University

Postdoc and Lab Manager in Nanophotonics

Duke University, United States

Durham, NC, United States

Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral Fellow / Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions and a Lab Manager / Research Scientist Position in the group of Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen at Duke University. We are seeking self-motivated, creative and energetic candidates with a PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, chemistry or closely related field. 

Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Nanophotonics

The candidate should have a strong background in one of the following areas: 1) novel photodetectors and/or multispectral imaging; 2) quantum optics and/or single photon sources; 3) two-dimensional materials; 4) nonlinear optical phenomena in subwavelength structures; 5) ultrafast optics; 6) metamaterials or metasurfaces. The postdoc will be expected to conduct nanofabrication, perform optical experiments and conduct data analysis. Additional responsibilities include preparation of manuscripts/reports and to mentor graduate/undergraduate research assistants. 

Postdoctoral Position in Plasmonic Biosensors

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in the experimental studies of a plasmonic, point-of-care biosensor in collaboration with our biomedical engineering colleagues. A background in one of the following areas is desired: 1) biosensors, 2) microfluidics, 3) fluorescence imaging or 4) nanophotonics and plasmonics. The postdoc will be expected to conduct nanofabrication, perform optical experiments and conduct data analysis. Additional responsibilities include preparation of manuscripts/reports and to mentor graduate/undergraduate research assistants. 

Laboratory Manager/Research Scientist in Nanophotonics

The Laboratory Manager/Research Scientist will assist with day-to-day operations of the lab in addition to running their own research projects. The candidate should be responsible and have good organizational skills in addition to a strong background in optics. Experience with ultrafast optics is a plus. Additional responsibilities include preparation of manuscripts/reports and to mentor graduate/undergraduate research assistants.

The positions are available immediately with a flexible start date. For more information or to apply, send CV and a short description of your research interests to Prof. Maiken H. Mikkelsen at mikkelsen.jobs@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the positions are filled.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Postdoc and Lab Manager in Nanophotonics