Postdoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellow

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Postdoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellow

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 18, 2021

The Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics will be responsible for developing mechanism-based new technologies and approaches to detect and measure biomarkers associated with important human diseases and to employ these methods to analyze samples from animal models of human disease and human subjects to test and validate their performance.



1.  Recent Ph.D. in any field of nanopore sequencing, mass spectrometry, proteomics, biosensor, bioengineering, material science, nanotechnology or related field, with demonstrated skills in analytical chemistry, protein chemistry, peptide sequencing, MALDI, LC-MS/MS.

2.  Research experience in nanopore, material or biosensor design and development, technologies for biomarker discovery, studies on extracellular vesicles or nano/micro scale liquid chromatography, electrospray ionization, high resolution mass spectrometry, protein biochemistry, top-down and bottom-up proteomics including project design, sample preparation and data analysis, PTM identification.


1.   Proficient research skills and the ability to perform.  nanomaterial design and fabrication, biosensor development, cell culture, standard molecular biology techniques, protein and exosome isolation, mass spectrometry analyses, or other such related experimental techniques.

2.   Strong computer skills, including an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Power Point software applications. Design and development of scientific graph are highly preferred.

3.   Skills in biostatistical analysis

4.   Solid analytical skills and attention to detail; ability to read literature and understand its content with analytic mind.

5.   Motivation to independently work on research assignments and create new projects, as assigned by the PI.

6.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

7.   Excellent organizational skills.

8.   Excellent interpersonal skills.

9.   Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.

10. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.

11. Ability to give oral presentation of experimental results in lab meetings and research conferences.

12.  Ability to review journal manuscripts and provide critiques.


    Application Instructions:

    Candidates must apply in Interfolio and provide the following materials for submission: CV and Research Statement. 


    Team’s selected publications:

    1. Ning, B., Huang, Z., Youngquist, B. M, Scott, J. W., Niu, A., Bojanowski, C., M., Zwezdaryk, K. J., Saba, N., S., Fan, J., Yin, X., Cao, J., Lyon, C. J., Li, C., Roy, C. J., Hu, T.* Liposome-mediated detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA-positive extracellular vesicles in plasma. Nature Nanotechnology. 2021. In press.
    2. Ning, B., Yu, T., Zhang, S., Huang, Z., Tian, D., Lin, Z., Niu, A., Golden, N., Hensley, K., Threeton, B., Lyon, C. J., Yin, X., Saba, N., Rappaport, J., Wei, Q., Hu, T.* A smartphone-read ultrasensitive and quantitative saliva test for COVID-19. Science Advances. 2021. 7(2): eabe3703.
    3. Liu, Y., Fan, J., Xu, T., Ahmadinejad, N., Hess, K., Lin, S., Zhang, J., Liu, X., Liu, X., Ning, B., Liao, Z., Hu, T.* Extracellular Vesicle Tetraspanin-8 Expression Predicts Distant Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer after Concurrent Chemoradiation. Science Advances. 2020, 6:11, eaaz6162.
    4. Liu, C., Zhao, Z., Fan, J., Lyon, C. J., Wu, H., Nedelokv, D., Zelazny, A.M., Olivier, K.N., Cazares, L.H., Holland, S.H., Graviss, E. A., Hu, T.* Quantification of Circulating M. tuberculosis Antigens for Rapid Diagnosis and Real-time Treatment Monitoring. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A.  2017, 114(15):3969-397
    5. Liang K., Liu, F., Fan, J., Sun, D., Bernard, D. W., Li, Y., Yokoi, K., Katz, M. H., Koay, E. J., Zhao, Z., Hu, T.* Nanoplasmonic Quantification of Tumor-derived Extracellular Vesicles in Plasma Microsamples for Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2017, 1:0021.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

    Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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