Eqlipse Technologies

Graduate Student Researcher (NBMC) – Microneedles and Optical Sensing

Position Type
US-OH-Wright Patterson Air Force Base


We are seeking a motivated graduate intern to contribute to research projects related to wearable sensors for continuous health and human performance monitoring for the Department of Defense and commercial health sectors.

It is imperative that the intern maintains a safe work environment and follows common laboratory safety policies.  Productive and professional collaboration with laboratory and other personnel is also required.

  • Stipend – up to $3600/per month
  • Must work 3 consecutive months
  • Housing will be provided at the Wright State University student facilities
  • Must complete the internship between 1 April 2024-31 March 2025


The ideal candidate will support the project objective by: fabricating and validating microneedle sensor patches that contain luminescent analyte-sensing dyes for detection of tissue oxygenation and at least two of the following electrolytes: Na+, K+, Ca2+, and Cl-; assessing two previously demonstrated optical microneedle sensor approaches: synthetic microneedles and degradable silk-based microneedles; and supporting identification of analyte-sensing dyes, incorporating such dyes into microneedles, and evaluating their optical sensing performance.


  • This position may involve working within a government facility and requires U.S. Citizenship
  • Reliable, self-motivated, hard-working, and detail-oriented.
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biotechnology, biochemistry, physics
  • M.S. (or equivalent experience) in Chemistry, Biotechnology, biochemistry, physics
  • Proficiency in chemical laboratory techniques or chemical sensing
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to follow directions.

Preferred Experience:

  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Microneedles
  • Optical Characterization



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