Current opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Nanomaterials for Biosensing

The Chen research group in the Department of Chemistry at York University, Toronto, Ontario, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate in the field of nanomaterials for biosensing.

We seek an outstanding candidate with expertise in bioconjugated nanomaterials. The highly motivated candidate will join us in working at the interface of analytical and materials chemistry to develop plasmonic nanoparticle-based sensors for the analysis of single cells and the cellular microenvironment. Please see our recent publication.

A PhD degree in the following discipline is required: analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, biomedical engineering or a closely related field. In addition to having the experience in developing nanostructured sensors or imaging probes, other skillsets encompassing molecular biology techniques (e.g. DNA/RNA extraction and purification, RT-qPCR), cell culturing, tissue sampling, microscopy, microfluidics and microfabrication are desirable. The candidate should have a strong publishing record, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, leadership potential and the ability to mentor students.

The position is available immediately. A starting date beyond 2020 may be considered for an exceptional candidate. The term is one year with the possibility to renew up to 3 years, depending on performance.

To apply, please fill out the form here, and submit the following as one combined pdf document or zip file to jilchen@yorku.ca: (i) your CV, (ii) a brief statement on how you can contribute to this area of research, (iii) 1 publication sample and (iv) 2-3 referees’ contact information or letters. Please indicate "Postdoctoral position in nanomaterials for biosensing" in the email subject and name the application file as yourFirstname_Lastname. The review of applications will begin Aug. 15; candidates are encouraged to apply by this date for full consideration.