Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ex vivo biosensors

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Location
Durham, New Hampshire
Salary
DOE
Posted
Jan 12, 2018
Closes
Feb 11, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical
Work Function
Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

Summary of Position

The Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship position available for immediate start. The CIBBR is an NIH-funded multi-disciplinary research team consisting of faculty members in biology, psychology, genetics, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering. The Center also works closely with our external collaborators including Harvard, the Broad Institute, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Project Title: Cross-reactive Sensor Array for Metabolomic Diagnostics. Cross-reactive sensing is a signature-based profiling technique; multiple biomarkers are monitored simultaneously for disease diagnosis. As part of this project, a novel ex vivo cross-reactive sensor array will be developed, tested, and evaluated. The new sensor array will be trained to detect a chemical profile associated with Major Depressive Disorder by creating a blood sample assay. Eventually, we will adapt this technology to other diseases as well. In general, our lab hopes to develop low-cost and high-throughput ex vivo point-of-care diagnostic tools. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrochemistry, surface chemistry and analysis, microfabrication, multivariate analysis, biosensors, and metabolomics. Candidates will be expected to work both independently and in a team environment. The principal investigator of this project is Jeffrey M. Halpern in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UNH.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

An ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, chemistry, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrochemistry, surface chemistry and analysis, microfabrication, multivariate analysis, biosensors, and metabolomics.

To view description and apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28391

Additional Job Information

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Jeffrey Halpern at jeffrey.halpern@unh.edu.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

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