Bioinspired Devices and Sensors
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Bioinspired Devices and Sensors The objective of our research is to investigate biologically-inspired routes and advanced biotechnology for improved performance and fabrication ability of photonic/electronic devices and sensors. Natural evolution could be considered the pinnacle of engineering science. Mimicking or understanding the unique processes, structures, and phenomena generated by this natural engineering could shed new insight into physical limitation imposed by classical methodologies. The combination of modern biotechnology, which imparts us with the ability to manipulate organisms, cells, and DNA and bioengineering, could provide researchers a new paradigm for development of revolutionary photonics, electronics, organic-electronic hybrids, and sensors. In an effort to capitalize on these advances, targeted investigations will be conducted on the following areas: biosensors to either sense biology or sense with biology, biomimetic sensors, photonic and electronics devices which replicate/mimic or harness biology, and bioelectronics built from biological structures or assembled/enabled by biological structures. These efforts include the development of new characterization methods (spectroscopy and metrology) geared specifically to organic or organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Practical use of advanced biotechnology for electro-optic devices and sensors is inherently a cross-disciplinary pursuit. Large effort must be applied to find advantageous biological-inspired routes for the respective technology areas and will include input from classical technical disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering). Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/23/2019

About Us

Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, Toxicology, and more.

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