Microfabrication specialist for bioanalytical applications. Postdoctoral Fellowship

About the position

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Microtechnologies for Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The group is focused on developing enabling micro- and nanotechnologies for healthcare and life-sciences with a strong view on translation of these technologies to the industry and clinics.

The candidate will have the primary responsibility of design, fabrication, characterization, testing and assembly of microdevices to integrate into platforms for high-resolution profiling of biological samples. This work will be carried out in the common access Advanced Nanofabrication Facility, the Life Sciences Institute, and the Vancouver Prostate Center. Additionally, the candidate will have the unique opportunity to participate in setting-up a Bio-Nano-Micro Hub at the School of Biomedical Engineering.

The candidate will be embedded in the School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC, which is UBCs first inter-faculty department with research converging from both the faculties of medicine and applied sciences. The candidate will thus have access to a network of researchers at affiliated hospitals and industrial partners across BC, with training and opportunities across this ecosystem.

This position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and work within a collaborative and creative group.

Qualifications | Requirements:

• Proven experience in micro/nano fabrication applied to healthcare/life sciences.
• A PhD in engineering with experience working in a clean-room environment and in device characterization (surface, electrical and fluidic).
• Have experience in rapid prototyping and CAD (3D printing and micromachining).
• Be self-driven, highly motivated and able to multitask efficiently.
• + Systems design, controller programming (Matlab/LabView/Python), GUI design and troubleshooting skills will additionally be beneficial.
• + Some experience in microfluidics, small volume fluid handling/manipulation will be advantageous.

How to Apply?

Candidates are welcome to send a cover letter, a CV (publications and skills), and contact information for at least two references to:
Dr. Govind Kaigala,
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC, Canada
Senior Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Center
E-mail: govind.kaigala@ubc.ca

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-56738 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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