We are looking for enthusiastic students with an interest in biosensing and nanotechnology for the position of Biosensing Research Assistant.
Our research focuses on studying the light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. We develop novel photonic devices, with a strong emphasis on the design and development of high throughput, large scale, and low-cost fabrication techniques.
The prospective student will help investigate the application of these nanoarchitectures to develop novel point-of-care diagnoses and therapeutic techniques. The nanosensors offer an ideal platform for fast, label-free, low-cost, and noninvasive detection of several chemical species and biomarkers such as neurotransmitters, viruses, or antibodies.
This is NOT a “clean-glassware” kind of internship. We expect from you a consistent input that helps advance a project at the frontier of nanoscience, photonics engineering, and biosensing.
Start Date: 3/1/2022 - End Date: 4/1/2042
Type of Project
Individual or team
During your collaboration, you will take care of some portion of a biosensing project. It typically requires following a functionalization protocol of a nanosensor, running an experiment, and analyzing the results. Throughout the process, you will be mentored and trained by a postdoc or other senior students who will be able to help and make sure you progress and achieve your goals.
The only two requirements are commitment and time availability. 1) Given the investment in time and resources we will make with you, we need your commitment to not drop shortly after starting. 2) To put numbers into this, we expect a minimum of 10 hours of work per week for 6-12 months, with the possibility of extending the period. *Although chemistry or biochemistry experience is appreciated, the job involves calculating concentrations and pipetting, no previous research or industry experience is required, only thrill for learning, independent work, and work ethics.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This position is perfect for anyone trying to get a competitive edge on his CV. Although this position is not paid, substantial contribution to the team’s work will be fairly rewarded with co-authorship in whatever publications result from it. Besides all the skills acquired during your collaboration, publications are a definite career booster, as they make a fresh graduate CV outstand thus opening many doors in both industry and academy. Over the years, several students have graduated from our group with coauthorships on top journals in the field and collected awards for their performance. More on our work and publications: https://www.nanoscience.ucf.edu/chanda/