School: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department/Area: Applied Physics
The Mazur Lab in the Applied Physics Department of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (mazur.harvard.edu) has an opening for a Research Associate in the area of nanophotonics and biophotonics. As pioneers in these areas, we develop and use cutting-edge theoretical and experimental techniques to design, fabricate, and study nanophotonic metamaterials and develop novel biophotonic platforms and techniques. Our nanophotonics projects involve metamaterials and moiré metamaterials that have extreme optical properties, such as near-zero index, zero group velocity, ultra-low loss, or ultra-flat bands. The goal of our biophotonics work is to develop tools for biologists and biophysicists to be able to deliver large cargo molecules in a spatially-selective way to cells, past the cell membrane phospholipid bilayer barrier. We have active collaborations in these two areas with other photonics groups at Harvard, and groups at the University of Rochester, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University. Our experimental research encompasses pulsed laser applications, optical characterization of materials, microfluidics, microscopy, and nanofabrication. On the theoretical front, we use various modeling approaches and numerical simulation to support our experimental work.
We seek one Research Associate to join our team to lead graduate students, help identify new funding opportunities, and help the principal investigator provide overall leadership to the group. We seek highly motivated candidates with past research success, a Ph.D. degree, and several years of postdoctoral experience in optics or nanophotonics. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work independently and within a team. Experience in a combination of microscopy, optical measurements, femtosecond laser experimentation, mammalian cell culture and biological imaging, optical simulation and numerical analysis, and in writing papers, proposals, and reports, is desirable. Previous experience in nanofabrication is not required.
The position is for one year initially and is renewable annually up to three years.
We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2021, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Virginia Casas, Faculty Coordinator. Please use email to contact me.
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Required application documents include the following: cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests and career goals. Candidates are also required to submit the names and email addresses for three references. Letters of reference should be addressed to Professor Eric Mazur and referees should submit using the url provided (and not via email). The application is complete only when these three letters of reference have been submitted.
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