Jul 15 2020
Job Description



John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Diabetes Research Center (DRC), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 





  • Conducts research to develop novel sensing approaches to physiological signals found in sweat.
  • Activities include developing, synthesizing, fabricating, and validating sensors against gold standard methods; circuit design; small device design; the additive manufacture of devices; and similar to support sensor development. 
  • Prepares, plans, performs and interprets results from experiments on sensor functions using chemistry, materials science, and engineering techniques related to point of care diagnostics. 
  • This includes performing electrochemical experiments, microfluidics fabrication/characterization, spectroscopy, etc. 
  • Collaborates with supervisor, faculty colleagues, and graduate students on ongoing investigations in wearable sensors.  
  • Makes decisions for the project such as relevant topics of inquiry, and purchasing equipment and supplies.  
  • Solves problems, provides input and recommendations for solutions, and takes the lead in implementing those solutions. 
  • Performs data entry and analysis of experimental results using computer software. 
  • Collaborates with supervisor to write/prepare manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals. 
  • Prepares grant applications for submission to funding agencies. 
  • Assists with training students, lab technicians, or graduate assistants in proper techniques. 
  • Assists with making presentations of project results to the scientific community and the public at scientific meetings.



  • PhD from an accredited college or university in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bio/Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field. 


  • Up to one (0-1) year in developing sensors with technical skills including electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, microfluidics, embedded systems, signal processing, and programming. 


  • Knowledge of biosignal analysis, biomedical instrumentation, programming (e.g., Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB), Mathematica, R, or Python), and technical skills. 
  • Ability to perform procedures related to development and fabrication of sensors including microfluidics design, chemical analysis, device engineering, basic chemistry and engineering laboratory skills, and other technical skills relevant to the highly interdisciplinary work. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a strong publication record. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to complete the JABSOM Laboratory Safety training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. 

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  



  • Passion for healthcare, wearable sensing, or additive manufacturing highly desired.

INQUIRIES:  Joan Gerber 692-1509 (Oahu).  


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.<​/p>


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  August 11, 2020


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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.