Postdoctoral Fellow in Biosensing
- McMaster University
- Location: Hamilton, Canada
- Job Number: 7066338
- Posting Date: May 20, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThis project will create immunodiagnostic lab-based and point-of-care diagnostic devices with high sensitivity and low limit of detection in complex biological fluids that detect target biomarker protein species (e.g. cytokines such as interleukin 6) with high precision. The focus will be on developing a new class of omniphobic biofunctional interfaces that allows for covalent immobilization of capture biological entities (e.g. capture anti IL-6 antibodies) in the format of micro arrays. The applicant will have access to world class facilities for biointerface engineering and characterization, advanced non-contact inkjet printing, microfabrication, and electron microscopy and will closely work with a leading biosensing industry partner.
The postdoctoral fellow must hold a PhD in engineering (chemical, mechanical, biomedical, materials or similar) or sciences (chemistry, biochemistry or similar) with expertise in more than one of the following disciplines:
- Surface engineering, biosensing, microfluidics, functionalization and surface chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, fabrication processes, point-of-care diagnostics, nanotechnology.
The candidate must have exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with participating scientists and engineers to deliver and report on project progress. In addition, strong leadership and management skills, the ability to design, lead and perform projects and the ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams are important assets that the candidate must hold.
Specifically, the candidate will: Facilitate the fabrication of the biofunctional point-of-care sensing devices through multiple surface engineering fabrication processes. Evaluate the effectiveness and performance of the developed devices through multiple experiments and provide innovative and creative solutions to improve the design and fabrication processes and the sensitivity and selectivity of the point-of-care diagnostic platform. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV, and 2 referees' contact information to Professor Didar at provided email address.
Expected Start Date: July 2020 - September 2020