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Associate Research Scientist

Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Job Title: Associate Research Scientist
Job Location: New York, NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Associate Research Scientist

Mechanical Engineering Department
Columbia University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University is seeking to hire an Associate Research Scientist.

  • The incumbent will join a multidisciplinary NIH-funded team performing research on the delivery of therapeutics into the cochlea for the treatment of hearing and vestibular disorders.
  • The incumbent will perform research on the experimental micromechanics of the round window membrane using bulge tests and nanoindentation with the goal of characterizing the stiffness and strength of the round window membrane.
  • The incumbent will also perform and interpret diffusion experiments to determine the permeability of the intact and perforated round window membrane.
  • The incumbent is expected to have significant experience with the fabrication of microscale devices using various lithographic methods, as well as their use for characterization of mechanical properties.
  • Finally, the incumbent is expected to work closely with other team members who are performing detailed numerical simulations of the mechanical tests as well as the diffusion experiments.

The incumbent will report directly to Professor Jeffrey Kysar, Ph.D. as well as Professor Anil K. Lalwani, M.D.

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Three years Postdoctoral positions

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