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Recruiting for postdoc opening

10/9/2019 3:41:00 PM

I'm not sure if you remember me, but we met briefly after your seminar when you visited Matt Ferguson at Boise State.  I have an immediate opening in my group for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy at Boise State.

Specifically, my group is performing experimental research using super-resolution microscopy (via DNA-PAINT) with DNA origami nanostructures, combined with single molecule dipole imaging.  As such, the ideal candidate will 

  • Be a motivated researcher capable of working both independently and with a team. 
  • Have a background in experimental physics, materials science, chemistry, or closely related experience. 
  • Have experience using Matlab (or similar) for data analysis and modeling. 
  • Be interested in building experimental systems for time-resolved and spectral characterization using femtosecond laser sources. 

I hope that you may know of a suitable candidate, or could possibly forward this to a colleague who may be interested and qualified.

Candidates can send a cover letter and CV with references to me directly via email:  Postdoctoral researchers receive comprehensive benefits and very competitive salaries.

More information about our research group ( and the Micron School of Materials ( can be found online.  Boise State University is located in Boise, ID, the capital city with a Northwest metropolitan character that boasts a high quality of life, low crime rate, and easy access to incredible outdoor activities. 

Please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  Your time and assistance are greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Elton Graugnard


Elton Graugnard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering

Boise State University

(208) 426-4026

2/14/2014 Lance Cooper

Nominations are now being accepted by the College of Engineering for the Yee Memorial Fellowship.  Fellowships worth $5000 each will be awarded ($2500 in the Fall, $2500 in the Spring)

Application Deadlines: February 24, 2014 (materials to Assoc Head's office); February 28, 2014 (nomination to Engineering College)

Eligibility: Awards will be made to entering or continuing Chinese students. Applicants must not be graduating before January 2015. Special consideration will be given to students from inner province universities (not coastal) in China.

Application Package: A complete application package must include:
(i) Application cover sheet;
(ii) student's curriculum vitae;
(iii) the student's application material (to include transcripts, GPA, GRE scores);
(iv) an essay by the student of approximately one page. The essay should describe the student's career goals, how these goals will impact engineering education, research, and service to the field of engineering, and how the student's Ph.D. program will help accomplish those goals;
(v) Two letters of recommendation should address the student's demonstrated contributions and/or potential for making significant contributions to engineering education, research and service. In particular, the letters should address how the Yee Fellowship will help the student meet his/her career goals.

Each department may nominate up to two students, but there is a maximum of one award per department per year.

If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please contact Assoc Head for Grad Programs Lance Cooper ( Because your thesis advisor will need to support this nomination with a letter, if you're interested in applying, you should consult with your advisor before pursuing a nomination for this fellowship. Nominations must be submitted by the department, so all materials for the nomination must be sent to the Physics Grad Programs Office by February 24, 2014.