About the Research
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and sensor experts. Here at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) we are developing PIC sensors for the detection of physiologically relevant small molecules and proteins. We are searching for someone to join our team to investigate Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Sorbents (MIPS) for small molecule targets. An ideal applicant will have experience in MIPS formulations and characterization with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering or related disciplines. Experience in polymers or polymer synthesis and working knowledge of data analysis and analytical methods including spectroscopy and microscopy is preferred. Primary responsibility will be developing MIPS formulations for small molecules, characterizing films and optimizing sorbents formulations for sensing requirements. Additional responsibilities will include working with surface modifications and MIPS ink-jetting or deposition.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in photonic integrated circuits and sensor development. This research opportunity is open until filled for MIPS formulation and may extend into 2022. This fellowship is open to applicants with a BS or MS as well as MS or PhD students. Contact Jennifer Morales and Justin Bickford to discuss the project and your interest in joining us.
ARL Advisor: Jennifer Morales; Justin Bickford
ARL Advisor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) is the Army’s principal center for research and development in the exploration and exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes radio frequency, microwave, millimeter-wave, infrared (IR), visible, and audio regions. SEDD is responsible for advances in laser sources, RF sources, IR sensors, signature detection and decoding, target imaging and its interpretation, fusion of data derived from several sensors, and electromagnetic protection.
In addition, SEDD is responsible for improving the technology base for electron devices and materials related to sensors and power devices. Research is conducted in related aspects of physics, electrical engineering, computer science, solid-state physics, chemical engineering, material sciences, and electrochemistry.
The Army Research Laboratory Research Associateship Program (ARL-RAP) is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry in scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Army. Scientists and Engineers at the CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL) help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs by pursuing scientific research and technological developments in diverse fields such as: applied mathematics, atmospheric characterization, simulation and human modeling, digital/optical signal processing, nanotechnology, material science and technology, multifunctional technology, combustion processes, propulsion and flight physics, communication and networking, and computational and information sciences.
A complete application includes:
If selected by an advisor the participant will also be required to write a research proposal to submit to the ARL-RAP review panel for :
A link to upload the proposal will be provided to the applicant once the advisor has made their selection.
Questions about this opportunity? Please email ARLFellowship@orau.org