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Postdoctoral Research Associates - Sheng Shen Lab - Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 05/06/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Associates - Sheng Shen Lab - Mechanical Engineering -2016227



In Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE), our faculty members, researchers, and students are revolutionizing focus areas in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, product design, and robotics. In addition, they are using their expertise in interdisciplinary research centers across the university.

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join the Sheng Shen lab at MechE. In this role, you will carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or subject area and may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. You will acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of your choosing. In this role you will work on metamaterials, metasurfaces, and plasmonics for photodetection, infrared spectroscopy, and thermal emission control.

Sheng Shen’s research interests include nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion phenomena, and their applications in solar or thermal energy conversion, thermal management, and multifunctional materials. Professor Sheng Shen’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking hardworking postdoctoral fellows to work on engineered nanostructured materials for solar photocatalysis, photodetection, and infrared spectroscopy. In particular, we are searching for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: nanomaterial synthesis, nanofabrication, nanodevice characterization, and optical characterization.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Designing and fabricate nanostructures or nanodevices
  • Test and characterize nanostructures or nanodevices
  • Work with MS and undergraduate students in Professor Shen’s group

Are you interested in this opportunity with us? Please apply!

Flexibility, partnership, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon University. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally work well with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the university through their work.


  • Doctorate degree
  • Experimental experience such as nanofabrication and optical measurements preferred

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of our employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Please visit https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html to review our Statement of Assurance.

Job Function
: Research 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate 

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