Postdoctoral Scholar - In Vitro Diagnostics, Biosensors, and Optical Imaging Instrumentation

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University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in In Vitro Diagnostics, Biosensors, and Optical Imaging Instrumentation

A postdoctoral position is available at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine to develop integrated microfluidics and fluorescence imaging systems for diagnostics and research uses in life sciences.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from a biomedical engineering, electrical/optical engineering, and analytical chemistry background with experiences in microfluidics, point-of-care devices, modern fluorescence imaging techniques, single-cell analysis, biosensors, aptamer sensors, in vitro evolution, molecular probe design, isothermal chemistry, fluorescence assay development, next generation sequencing, digital health, genome editing and/or system integration are particularly encouraged to apply. Industrial experience in point-of-care testing, in vitro diagnostics and fluorescence imaging systems, though not required, can be a plus.

The Zhao laboratory is located in the Stem Cell Research Center building and equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team working with biologists, engineers, clinicians and industrial partners to develop next generation tools to address unmet needs in rapid and sensitive diagnosis of infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, cancer liquid biopsy, single-cell genomics and clinical pathology. Successful candidates will enjoy both cutting-edge research and beautiful southern California.

Submit the following materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page proposed research clearly stating the important problem/question you want to address, specific aims, and approaches
  • A statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equality and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.

    Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

    This position is in the lab of Dr. Weian Zhao, [email protected].

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/28/2020
    Application Due: 12/28/2032
    Work Type: Full Time