Research Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Virginia

Research Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Institution: University of Virginia
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA US

Research Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: February 26, 2022
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Job TitleResearch Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Researcher/Fellowship

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Location Charlottesville, VA US

Deadline February 26, 2022

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Contact Name Rich Haverstrom

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Job Description

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at University of Virginia is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Research Scientist position to work under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Swami within a project on wearable sensors for profiling of biomarkers from interstitial fluids.


This research work is in the field of electrical and electrochemical measurement of receptor binding to target biomolecules that are extracted from interstitial fluid using a wearable hydrogel patch. Specific skills include expertise in principles of electrical and electrochemical measurement, biofunctionalization methods, microfabrication and nanostructure synthesis, hydrogel patterning and sensor device integration. Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting electrochemical instrumentation, 3D printing of structures (e.g., microneedles), biofabrication (e.g., biomolecular receptors and biomaterials) and integration of wearable devices are recommended. Other duties outside the lab include lab protocol maintenance, data analytics, attending research team meetings, co-advising Ph.D. students, helping co-write manuscripts for publication and formulation of ideas for grant applications. Incumbents will also receive support and mentoring in ways to improve research skills, the preparation of grant proposals, and responsible research practices.


QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctoral degree in an engineering or science discipline with training in electrochemical sensing is required by the start date. Research experience in biosensing, biofabrication and device integration beyond that from Ph.D. research work is preferred. Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, and analytic skills are required. The candidate must be able to work in a lab environment and remotely from home, as necessary.



Apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2021 and the posting will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.



This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Nathan Swami, Professor, at


For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at


For more information on the benefits available at UVA, visit

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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