Seeking a Ph.D. to support research projects at the University of Notre Dame in nanotechnology related to single molecule spectroscopy and/or metamaterial fabrication. The spectroscopy is performed with a scanned probe microscope and/or optical tweezers, in conjunction with sub-nanopores through solid-state membranes, for applications in sequencing single molecules of DNA, protein and for single cell analysis. Metamaterial fabrication requires considerable skill with diffractive laser optics and optical trapping. The successful applicant must have completed a PhD preferably in physics, biophysics, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, with a proven capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a publication record.
Extensive experience in a subset of the following disciplines is mandatory: atomic force/scanning probe microscopy; free-space laser optics; transmission electron microscopy; micro- and nanofluidics; semiconductor nanofabrication; low-noise, phase-sensitive lock-in measurements; expertise in programming with MATLAB, LABVIEW, C++, Python and Igor; and familiarity with molecular and cell biology. For more information, candidates should refer to the web site: http://www3.nd.edu/~gtimp/
Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, along with a list of publications, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent via email directly to Prof. Gregory Timp (email@example.com).In the cover letter, delineate specifically how your skills can be applied to the work in this lab.