Research Associate Positions in the Micro-Nano Scale Bio-manipulation, Imaging & Sensing Laboratory

The Laboratory for Micro-Nano Scale Bio-manipulation, Imaging and Sensing at Thayer School has multiple continuous opportunities for rising scholars with great research potential who want independent academic or industrial R&D careers.

Our mission is to create knowledge, new concepts, and innovative technologies at the interfaces of life science and engineering, and to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases at the cellular and molecular level. The center’s technological focus is on the design, fabrication, and biomedical applications of microsystems, semi-conductor chips, micro fluidics, and nanotechnologies, in particular, on imaging, sensing, and regulating cellular processes critical to development and diseases at cellular and molecular levels. Our translational focus is on clinical cancer diagnosis, targeted therapy, and early prevention. Recent highlights include the handheld early cancer imaging endoscopes, the compact systems for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, and the screening of diverse molecular biomarkers, among many others.

Our research program builds on relevant capabilities and experience available at Dartmouth College, its two related Graduate Schools including Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, the interdisciplinary Dartmouth Graduate Studies program, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (Norris Cotton [NCCC]), and the on-site Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a premier academic medical facility. In addition, our research effort is highly synergized with the Dartmouth Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (DCCNE), which has been sponsored by NIH since 2009.

Research Associates Needed

We have ongoing needs for two types of research associates:

  1. Individuals with a background in engineering, including and not limited to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or material engineering and sciences. Applicants must have a PhD degree. We expect the successful candidate to have relevant prior experience in:
    • Biomedical micro systems technology and nano materials

    • Bio-chip design, cell analysis, extraction and quantitative analysis of sub-cellular materials, such as single cell level profiling and genetic analyses

    • Clean room manufacturing, and/or soft lithography and microfluidics fabrication experience.

  2. Individuals with a background in cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology. Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree. We expect the successful candidate to have related translational experience in cancer diagnoses and personal therapy.

For application, please email your CV, the research statement with three representative papers to:


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, or any other legally protected group.