There is currently an opening for one MS-level researcher in the Armani Lab. The research will focus on two topics: 1) development and construction of a portable instrument for characterizing the mechanical behavior of tissue and 2) performing initial validation measurements with animal samples. This research is extremely interdisciplinary, combining electrical engineering (specifically, optics), programming (automating data analysis), mechanical engineering (behavior of soft materials), and biology/medicine (correlating mechanical behavior to disease).
The majority of research will be performed in the new Michelson Building on the UPC campus with some measurements performed on the HSC campus. The student must be comfortable working with animal, and potentially, human subject samples. Training will be provided in sample handling.
Position Details: This position could start as early as June 2018. Initially, work will be performed as a volunteer researcher. After 1 semester and depending on performance, there is an opportunity to transition to either a paid researcher or into a PhD/GRA position (or both, depending on stage in MS program). Research could also be performed to satisfy the DR requirement for a MS thesis.
Requirements: There are no formal requirements (prior experience, degree program, GPA).
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until June 15, 2018. A subset of applicants will be selected for either an in-person or an online interview (depending on availability). All decisions will be made by July 5, 2018; however, decisions may be finalized before that time given the potential of June 2018 start date.
To submit an application, email: Prof. Andrea Armani,email@example.com, with the subject line: MS Research position. Include a 1-2 page resume/CV and shorts answers (under 200 words each) in the main body of the email to: 1) Why are you interested in joining this research project? 2) Why are you prepared for this research position? 3) What do you want to do when you graduate?
Published on April 22nd, 2018
Last updated on April 22nd, 2018