- Southern Illinois Univers
- Location: Carbondale, IL
- Job Number: 7073526
- Posting Date: Dec 28, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionTitle: Postdoctoral Scientists in Microfluidic and Electrochemical Biosensors
Location: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
Description: The laboratory of Dr. Mohtashim Shamsi is seeking to fill one postdoctoral scientist position immediately. The field of Microfluidic Electrochemical Biosensors has flourished in recent years and will revolutionize point-of-care health diagnostics in many different ways. The new direction in the field is to fabricate ultra-low cost diagnostic chips using printing methods. The successful applicant will join a well-equipped and vibrant research group for developing low-cost and sensitive sensors for the detection of neurodegenerative diseases biomarkers.
Eligibility: A PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering (or a university certificate stating that all requirements for the corresponding PhD degree have been met). Experience with at least three of the following areas is highly preferred and will be judged by publications: (a) device fabrication, (b) electrochemical sensing/biosensing, (c) surface chemistry, (d) protein assays, and (e) nucleic acid assays. Candidate must have publications in the area of research.
Position Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities will be to develop simple and sensitive electrochemical bioassays for the detection of disease biomarkers, test biological samples, design and fabricate devices by inkjet printing. Successful candidates must be able to work both individually and as part of a collaborative team and must be willing to mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidate will also be encouraged to start own new project as well as help PI in grants and paper writing, and present work in national/international conferences. Start date is as soon as possible, but preference is given to earlier dates of availability. Position is for one year (potentially renewable for second year, depending on the satisfactory progress in the project).
Candidates should send a detailed CV (including lists of publications, presentations, and professional references) and a cover letter describing their research interests (attention Dr. Mohtashim Shamsi) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the group can be found at: ww.mshamsi.com.
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of disabilities and protected illnesses that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.
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