Post-Doctoral Research Position in bioMEMS

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of bioMEMS. The candidate will interact closely with personnel at the start-up company iNfinitesimal, LLC and collaborators at Northwestern Feinberg Medical School. The position will involve research at the intersection of engineering and biology with an emphasis in system integration toward the development of nano- and micro-technologies for biological applications.



  1. Ph.D. in an engineering discipline (BME, EE, ME) or physical sciences
  2. Extensive experience with microfluidic platform design and experimentation
  3. Clean-room microfabrication experience
  4. Working knowledge of electronic instrumentation, e.g., biomedical instrumentation
  5. Ideal candidates will have hands-on experience in bioMEMS design and fabrication, multiplexing, cell manipulation, and single-cell analysis.


Why this is a great opportunity:

  • Opportunity to develop real-world applications with potential to be an inventor of patents or commercial products for personalized medicine applications
  • Experience from a top US research university with first-class facilities
  • Interaction and collaboration with investigators at the Feinberg School of Medicine, the International Institute for Nanotechnology, and Argonne National Laboratories
  • Many cultural and recreational activities at the university and Chicago area


To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to Professor Horacio D. Espinosa at


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