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Postdoctoral Associate in Microbubbles and Photoacoustics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Borden Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering encourages applications for two Postdoctoral Associates to work on microbubble photoacoustics and biomedical applications. The first position requires a background in ultrafast laser acoustics, acoustic imaging, and photoacoustic imaging. The second position requires a background in microbubble synthesis, including microfluidic flow-focusing, and ultrasound-mediated drug delivery with microbubbles.

Who We Are

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an ambitious spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an outstanding spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the #18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop new laser acoustics and photoacoustics methods to investigate microbubbles and other probes, and/or develop microbubbles for molecular imaging and drug delivery.

What You Should Know

We are looking to hire two Postdoctoral Associates. 

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in Engineering or Applied Physics.

What You Will Need

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including decision making, multidisciplinary collaboration, independent learning, teamwork, and flexibility.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Proof of Degree
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.
  4. List of references (Used for phone reference checks)
  5. Letter of recommendation
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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