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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Nanoelectronic-Based Manipulation and Measurement Tools for Biological Applications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.31.B7785 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Reyes-Hernandez, Darwin Rene 301.975.5466


We are developing physical measurement tools and methods for electronic-based manipulation and measurements of cells and their environment in well-controlled microsystems. This research opportunity focuses on the design, fabrication, and assessment of new nanoelectronic devices and materials for their use in applications such as cell measurements, biomolecule characterization, and advanced health care diagnostics. Our competencies are within the areas of electrokinetic manipulation of cells and other bioparticles in semiconductor-based lab-on-a-chip devices, and using a variety of microscopic techniques such as epifluorescence, confocal, TIRF, and AFM for validation. The electronic manipulation and measurement devices being developed in this project include, among others, dielectrophoresis devices, electromechanical actuators, and biosensors. For further information regarding this project visit



Hanke C, Dittrich PS, Reyes DR: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 4: 1878, 2012

Reyes DR, et al: Langmuir 27: 10027, 2011


Microfluidics; Lab on-a chip; Bioelectronics; Dielectrophoresis; Microdevices; Nanotechnology; Microfabrication; Electromechanical; Actuators; Cellular; Microenvironment;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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