PostDoc: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
PARC, a Xerox company - Palo Alto, CA

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PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

The Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory (EMDL) is a group of physicists, material scientists, electrical engineers, and chemists with a passion for identifying future hardware needs and a history of innovation in creating new technologies to meet those needs. Our current research is focused primarily on printed electronics, MEMS, displays, amorphous and polycrystalline silicon systems, x-ray imaging, acoustic imaging, optoelectronic semiconductors, visible and UV lasers and LEDs, compact optical sensing systems, and bio-medical instrumentation. We enjoy the opportunity to publish externally and engage in strategic research with a variety of partners, from start-ups to the Fortune 50.

The Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Area in EMDL currently has an opening for a post-doctoral scientist in the area of optical sensing systems, with applications in diverse fields such as micro-fluidic systems, point-of-care diagnostics, detection in harsh environments, and structural health monitoring. Technical areas of current projects include the following:
  • Optical detection techniques and technologies
  • Fiber optical sensors
  • Optical detection systems for structural health monitoring
  • Design and development of opto-fluidic instruments
  • Optical sensors for physical-bio-chemical properties
  • Bio-medical instrumentation
Candidates with experience in these fields, strong hands-on versatile skills, and eagerness to be an integral member of a research team are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • Direct experience in one or more of the technical areas listed above
  • Hands-on lab experience
  • Strong record of research and innovative problem solving
  • Ability to gain permanent resident status