Job ID: 140814

Postdoc Position in optical metasurfaces, nanofabrication, bioengineering

New York University

  • Mar. 31, 2020
  • Postdoc Position in optical metasurfaces, nanofabrication, bioengineering
  • Tech4Health Institute at NYU School of Medicine
  • New York University
    New York, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Jun. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Cai lab in the Tech4Health Institute at New York University School of Medicine is seeking candidates for postdoc positions in optical metasurfaces, nanofabrication, bioengineering and related fields. The lab aims to build new paradigms of nanotechnology for biological and biomedical applications, including optical metasurfaces for bioimaging and biosensing, and nanoengineered materials for mechanobiology.

Who we’re looking for
At the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research, Ph.D. graduates from various backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with expertise and interests including but not limited to: optical metasurfaces (NIR, visible), nanophotonics, nanofabrication (hands-on cleanroom experience), soft materials, MEMS/NEMS, biosensing, mechanobiology and other biomedical applications. Experiences spanning multiple fields will be a plus. The candidates should be strongly motivated and open-minded, capable of both independent and collaborative research work. They should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering (electrical/mechanical/chemical/biomedical), materials science, physics, chemistry, or other related fields.
A strong background in optical metasurfaces or nanophotonic biosensing, rich experience in optical experiments, FDTD simulation, hands-on experience on high-resolution nanofabrication (e.g., e-beam lithography), soft materials (e.g., liquid crystalline polymer) are preferred. Demonstrated ingenuity, productivity, communication and writing skills with an excellent record of publications are preferred.
Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae to: Please indicate the position you apply for in the subject, include a detailed descriptions of research interests, and a full list of publications in your CV. Learn more on current openings at

Who we are
The Cai lab is in the Tech4Health Institute at New York University School of Medicine (recently ranked # 4 in medical schools by U.S. News & World Report). Tech4Health Institute serves as a hub for the development of new enabling technologies that will advance basic biomedical discovery and clinical care, with close collaboration with biologists and doctors at NYUSOM, as well as scientists and engineers from worldwide institutions. Immersed in the unique vibrant and innovative environment of the New York City, and one of the foremost medical schools in the world, this lab is an ideal place for engineering researchers to design technologies to improve human health.
Prof. Haogang Cai received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 2016. From 2016 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. He is the author and coauthor of one book chapter and more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials. For more information, visit the lab website at

  • NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed todiversity and inclusion in all
    aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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  • Haogang Cai
    Tech4Health Institute at NYU School of Medicine
    New York University
    433 1st Ave, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10010

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