Research Opportunities

InSense Inc - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

SBIR Award Title

SBIR Phase II: Monolithic CMOS-Integration of Electroplated Copper MEMS Inertial Sensors

SBIR Award Abstract

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project can lead to a revolution in the consumer electronics market<br/>(mobile handsets, tablets, game consoles and wearables), wherein high performance, low power, small footprint<br/>multisensing (not limited to inertial sensing) platforms with timing devices, are all directly microfabricated on a common<br/>ASIC substrate. Sensor fusion can produce unprecedented user experiences by using data collected from all sensors and<br/>processed using machine learning algorithms.... more

Research Opportunity

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


310 Deguigne Dr


Noureddine Tayebi

Principal Investigator

Noureddine Tayebi


- Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research projects to fuel InSense growth.
- Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products. Plans and executes laboratory research.
- Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and contributes to scientific literature and conferences.
- May participate in development of intellectual property.
- Design, fabricate and test state-of-the-art sensors.
- Integrate developed sensors with CMOS electronics with proper process characterization and testing
-Benchmark developed sensors through experiments, troubleshoot and redesign devices.
-Model performance of fabricated sensors (analytical/numerical) to provide insight and predictive capability to aid in the design process
- May interface with academic collaborators to shape the research efforts and leverage findings
-Ability to design and execute experiments, interpret experimental data using tools such as Matlab or equivalent. ,
-Work closely with other team members towards a common goal, and interface to internal and external partners such as external labs and foundries for refining system architecture requirements and/or process development
-Participate in planning, contribute to intellectual property and scientific publication
-Report progress and share other responsibilities as assigned
-Ability to plan research projects, prepare reports and manuscripts for publications
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Superior critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills, comfort with ambiguity, and being part of a team.

Desired Knowledge

Minimum Requirements:
-Ph.D. in engineering or science

Preferred Requirements:
-Experience in developing and characterizing microfabricaton process modules (MEMS or electronics processing experience or both), start to end fabrication, testing and characterization of micro fabricated devices.
-Experience with measurement electronics and designing and building electronic measurement apparatus (at least 2 of mechanical design, PCB design, and/or LabView or equivalent)
-Experience in MEMS research as witnessed through publications and/or patents
-Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts is desirable, ideally with experience in MEMS device design, characterization and testing.

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