We are always looking for brilliant and energetic folks who are interested in working at the interface between nanoscience, ultralow temperature physics, the physics of precision and quantum measurements, and neurobiology.

Inquiries for positions as senior scientists or postdoctoral fellows should be sent directly to our Group Admin. However, please note that we generally consider applications only from those who have completed doctoral research in either Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical or Biological/Biomedical Engineering, or Neuroscience.

Inquiries about graduate studies should begin with Caltech's Graduate Studies Office. Please note, because of our e-mail volume we are not able to assist potential graduate students prior to admission to Caltech.

Graduate students in the Roukes Group come from multiple disciplines.

For specific info about graduate studies in Physics at Caltech, please review the materials here.

Specific info about graduate studies in Applied Physics at Caltech, can be found here.

Specific info about graduate studies in Bioengineering at Caltech, can be found here.

Specific info about graduate studies in Neurobiology at Caltech, can be found here.

Once you've been accepted to graduate studies at Caltech, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss research opportunities!  

We are actively recruiting graduate students for the following:

Small molecule neurochemical sensing (Echem probes):

We seek a student interested in joining the small molecule neurochemical sensing effort. The student will have an opportunity (and must be willing) to participate in all aspects of the effort including device design, functionalization, optimization, validation, and application to in vivo experiments. Specific near term responsibilities will include a focus on optimization of the functionalization for enhanced specificity and longevity of the coatings as well as optimization of the spotting process for high density printing. The student will have the opportunity to perform electrochemical measurements on micro/nanofabricated probes in a flow cell environment. In subsequent years the student will have the opportunity to work with our neuroscience/neuro-medical collaborators to apply/disseminate the probes toward their specific research goals. This will include in vivo experiments in our lab (mice) and theirs. The highly interdisciplinary nature of this project necessitates that most training will take place in the lab. Students from diverse fields are welcome if open to embracing a multidisciplinary approach. Possible backgrounds include chemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, medical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, applied physics, or material science.

Large molecule neurochemical sensing:

We are actively looking for a student to join the large molecule neurochemical sensing effort. The student will be involved in the design and fabrication of microfluidic channels on neural probes for drug delivery and microdialysis. The student will also work with collaborators in the Poon lab (micro/nanophotonics, University of Toronto) to optimize the design and implementation of photonic microring resonators for biomolecular detection. In later years the student will make use of these probes for in vivo experiments tuned to the research goals of our neurochemistry collaborators.



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