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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Interfacing Molecular and Cell Biology with Solid State Technologies

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

RO# Location
64.15.85.B4868 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Joseph Alexander Christodoulides joseph.christodoulides@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.4393
Marc Philippe Raphael marc.raphael@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.6096

Description

The primary objective of our research is the measurement and control of biological signaling using solid-state technologies. Most recently our research has focused on the use of lithographically-patterned metallic nanostructures for label-free biosensing applications in molecular and cell biology. The molecular biology applications include the quantitative analysis of binding kinetics at the surface of the nanosensors as well as the application of localized heat for active control over analyte binding kinetics and sensor regeneration. The cell biology applications focus on the use of patterned nanostructures for the spatio-temporal mapping of secreted proteins from individual live cells in real time. Researchers will be involved in all aspects of design and fabrication (e.g., micro- and nanolithography, focused ion beam lithography), surface chemistry (e.g. self-assembled monolayers, bioconjugation) and characterization (e.g., scanning electron and atomic force microscopy, light microscopy for biomolecular and live cell studies).

 

Keywords:
Molecular biology; Biosensing; Imaging; Surface Plasmon resonance; Bioelectronics; Nanotechnology; Nanolithography; Plasmonics; Surface chemistry; Cell biology;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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