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Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We have an opening for a research associate position on our chip-scale atomic magnetometer project with goal to build a non-invasive braincomputer interface. We have been developing microfabricated sensors and magnetometer arrays for biomedical applications for a number of years and we are looking for a talented person to join our team and continue this effort. The position will allow the successful candidate to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment and gain experience in the fields of atomic and laser physics, MEMS fabrication, digital andanalog electronics, mechanical engineering, as well as neuroscience and imaging. The goal is to advance a multichannel chip-scale atomicmagnetometer system for brain-computer interfaces. Our labs are located in the Mechanical Engineering Department of CU Boulder’s Main Campus.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial 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 unrivaled 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.


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

Candidates must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in alkali spectroscopy, optics, laser physics, or related engineering or physics disciplines; additional knowledge in magnetometry, electronics, or MEMS would be preferable. The position requires to work in collaborations across different fields of research and might require the need to travel.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. 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. 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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