Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Electronic and Optomechanical Measurements of Biomolecules
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division
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The chemical characterization of biomolecules and the measurement of their interactions at low copy numbers are critical for applications in biomanufacturing and personalized medicine. We are developing new electronics techniques that leverage field effects and strain, and optomechanical interferometric methods for the on-chip measurements of molecular interactions and spectroscopic characterization of proteins, nucleic acids, small molecule ligands, and other biomolecules. We work closely with theoretical and simulation groups to realize device designs. In addition to fabrication and characterization of these measurement tools, we also develop new readout schemes, signal and data processing, control systems, and biomimetic surfaces to improve the selectivity of our measurements. Opportunities are available in device design and fabrication, biomolecule measurements and biophysics, biomimetic surfaces, and readout and signal processing.
Balijepalli A, et al: Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(18): 7064-7072, 2013
Balijepalli A, et al: ACS Nano 8(2): 1547-1553, 2014
Paulechka E, et al: Nanoscale 8: 1861-1867, 2016
Biosensing; Electronics; Optomechanics; Spectroscopy; Interferometry; Binding affinity; Signal processing; Biophysics; FET;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants