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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Biological Engineering

The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon is a world-class engineering college recognized for excellence, innovation, and the societal relevance and impact of its pursuits. We produce creative and technically strong engineers and research pioneering solutions to global challenges. We do this with an unprecedented commitment to integrating across engineering, sciences, arts, business, and other disciplines to yield transformative results.

We are currently seeking postdoctoral researchers to work on the development of flexible biosensor and chemical actuator arrays in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). These are collaborative positions under the primary oversight of Dr. Cohen-Karni, director of the CMU Hybrid-Nanomaterials and Nano-Bioelectronics Group, and in collaboration with the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group and the Engineered Morphogenesis Group. The postdoctoral researcher will also collaborate with team members at Georgia Tech (Dr. Josiah Hester), Northwestern (Dr. Jonathan Rivnay), UC Berkeley (Dr. Rikky Muller) and Rice University (Dr. Omid Veiseh, Dr. Jacob Robinson).

Core responsibilities include:

  • Working on integrated multidisciplinary research to develop cutting edge science and technologies to enhance bioelectrical devices functionality, performance, and longevity.

  • Utilizing unconventional approaches for the design and fabrication of bioelectrical platforms with clinical translation as the goal.

  • Using unique bioelectrical (physical and chemical) sensors and actuators will allow us to tackle grand biomedical challenges such as disease progression monitoring, controlled therapeutics delivery.

  • Performing lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialty.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon University. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong research background

Qualifications for the position:

  • Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering on topics related to materials printing, (implanted) bioelectronics, electrocatalysis and/or electrochemistry, or biosensing is required.

  • Coursework in electrochemistry, bioelectronics or biosensing is required.

  • Experience with chemical wet lab work is required.

  • A strong publication record in relevant journals, excellent verbal and written English communication skills, and an ability to work effectively with others is required.

  • The ability to work well in a self-paced, independent manner, while working well in cooperation with team members and partners is required.

  • A commitment to meet research project deadlines is required.

  • Experience with in vivo experimentation is desired.

  • Experience with immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence is desired.

  • Experience programming in Matlab and/or Python is desired.

  • Experience with SEM/TEM/Raman/XPS/XRD is desired.

Mentorship and Training Opportunities:

  • You will work with PIs to make a mentoring plan and individual development plan (IDP).

  • You will have the opportunity to publish interdisciplinary work with a diverse team at top venues.

  • You will have the opportunity to present your work to a broad network in academia, national labs, and funding agencies.

  • You will have the opportunity to mentor highly capable graduate and undergraduate students.

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in professional development programming through the CMU Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.

Please also send your CV directly to Dr. Cohen-Karni at: (cc Joy Leventon: ) and include the tag [Bioelectronics Postdoc] in the subject line.

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Pre/Post-Doctoral Associates & Fellows

Position Type

Postdoctoral Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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