Open Postdoc Position (early 2024)

We have a current post-doctoral position open for a funded research project involving printable sensors. Specifically, the project’s goal is to optimize a capacitive/triboelectric pressure sensor for high temporal resolution measurements. The project has both computational and experimental components, and as such, the researcher should have experience in both. In addition to their research background, the candidate should also have skills in project management, scientific communication, and mentorship. The position will include direct collaboration with graduate/undergraduate students, so the ability to work well in a team environment is required.

Specifically, candidates with expertise in the following areas are particularly sought: capacitive sensing, electrostatic multi-physics simulation (using COMSOL), printed electronics, soft-materials, triboelectricity, thin-film sensors.

The position start date is flexible but will ideally be early 2024. The position is is for one year, with a possibility to extend based on performance and funding availability. To apply, please submit a short cover letter and CV to with the subject line “LPES POSTDOC”.

More information about the laboratory is listed below. More information can be found at

About the lab: Principal Investigator Joseph Andrews started the Laboratory for Printed Electronics and Sensors (LPES) in 2019 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The focus of LPES is developing new printed electronic devices for interdisciplinary sensing applications. Novel electronic sensors are needed to usher in the coming age of more personalized medicine, data-driven diagnostics, and the “Internet of Things”. The inherent low-cost and flexibility associated with the fabrication technique motivates the use of printing for electronic sensors. Our lab takes a holistic approach to the invention and design of electronic sensors with multiple layers of emphasis including ink development, sensor design, and device validation. The impact of our work will manifest itself in many areas including biomedical research, “smart” objects, and wearable sensors.