Postdoctoral Fellow – Guelph – BioNano Laboratory

An exciting opportunity exists to join a dynamic research team at the BioNano Laboratory (http://bionanolab.ca) of the School of Engineering of the University of Guelph, Canada as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning April 18, 2016.

The successful candidate will work on an independent project to build biosensors using electrochemical or optical based instrumentation techniques. You will work on an independent research in the development of a field deployable biosensor that will use optical or electrochemical approaches and nanomaterials for sensing chemical analytes, proteins and/or pathogens from blood samples and chemicals towards food safety and biomedical health applications.

Specifically you will:
Miniaturize and automate existing lab-based assays and test them in the laboratory conditions
Design, develop and integrate a miniaturized biosensor module with optical or electronic detection in to an automated system
Evaluate and apply electrochemical, optofluidic and/or impedance based detection of a variety of analytes for the biosensors
Integrate reader platform for a biosensor towards development of a stand-alone portable prototype that are suitable for deployment in harsh environments

You would contribute also towards:
Producing high quality technical and scientific journal articles, patents, reports and presentations
Providing input and novel ideas and concepts for research and development
Candidate with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Engineering or an equivalent background with emphasis on instrumentation background is preferred. Demonstrated experience in the design, testing and prototype of diagnostic devices and or biosensors with microcontroller for sensor devices is required. He/she will be expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills. Good publication records and willing to work as a team is an asset.

TO APPLY:
Submit your applications along with list of publications and reference letters by email to Professor Suresh Neethirajan at sneethir@uoguelph.ca

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