Currently, HRI-US (Silicon Valley) is offering research internships to highly motivated Ph.D. (and qualified M.S.) students.  Interns will work closely with HRI researchers, and publishing results in academic forums is highly encouraged.  We are looking for candidates with good publication track records and excellent programming skills to join our team!

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization (Job Number: P18INT-19 )
San Jose, CA

This position offers the opportunity to work on nanoparticle solution synthesis and characterization. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a flexible approach to solving problems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in exploring and developing efficient methods for  the solution synthesis and surface modification of inorganic nanomaterials such as metal nanoparticles and their alloys
  • Develop simple methods to improve the dispersion of inorganic nanomaterials
  • Characterize and analyze the nanomaterials through SEM, XRD, Raman, UV-Vis, FT-IR, TGA, and so on
  • Work with supervisor, as needed, in resolving synthetic and characteristic process problems
  • Demonstrate efficient and safe work practices with a high level of diligence
  • Present the results through presentations and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • ​Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field, with rich experiences in solution synthesis, separation of nanomaterials and characterization
  • Experience with surface science and functionalization, ink formulation processes preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, good team worker

Duration:

  • 4 – 6 months
Highly Sensitive and Selective Gas Sensors (Job Number: P18INT-20 )
San Jose, CA

This position offers the opportunity to develop highly sensitive and selective gas sensors based on nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a flexible approach to solving problems.  


​Job Responsibilities:

  • ​Participate in developing the next generation of gas sensors targeting challenging applications such as environmental gas sensing
  • Establish automated gas sensor measurement and gas flow control through a computer
  • Carry out senor performance studies upon exposure to various gas species
  • Work with supervisor in resolving sensor signal detection and characteristic process problems
  • Present the results through presentations and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • ​Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related field
  • Hands-on experience in electrical measurements and familiarity to lab tools such as oscilloscope and data logger
  • Experience with analog circuit design, firmware programming, and circuit board design
  • Excellent ability to identify and solve problems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, good team worker

Duration:

  • 4 – 6 months
How to apply

​Please send an email to careers@honda-ri.com with the following:

  • ​​Subject line including the ​job number you are applying for
  • Recent CV
  • A cover letter explaining how your background matches the qualifications
Candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S.A.​