Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Scientist Position at Arizona State University - Chemist

Tempe, Arizona
Salary commensurate with background. Benefits eligible
Aug 24, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
Job Type
Full time

Applications are invited for a joint position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Scientist in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy ( and the Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors in the Biodesign Institute ( at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that is undertaking investigations on development, testing, and translation of new proprietary medical biosensing devices from the laboratory to the clinic.

The postdoctoral researcher or research scientist will work closely with engineers, chemists, material scientists from ASU and doctors from the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Specific job activities include – but are not be limited to – the analytical validation of new biomedical sensors and devices with gold standard reference equipment (96-well spectrophotometry, enzymatic analysis methods, chromatography); sampling and storage of biological samples; and testing of new sensors and devices in biological samples from animal and human studies while comparing data to reference methods. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well as the ability to communicate with people from a variety of different professional backgrounds. In addition to research activities, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, report preparation, proposal writing, and other activities as part of her/his training.

Required qualifications for this position are a Ph.D., or Masters with industry experience, in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in analytical chemistry, biospecimen handling, and electrochemistry. To cover the position needs, it is expected that the candidate will have hands-on experimental skills with analytical chemistry techniques (96 well spectrophotometry, enzymatic methods), modern spectroscopes (NMR, FTIR, UV, MS, etc.), chromatographic and separation techniques.

The position will begin on September 15, 2018, for an initial duration of one year, with possibility of renewal for up to two more years, depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Interested candidates should send any inquires or their application package in a single PDF directly to Drs. Mary Laura Lind and Erica Forzani (, with the subject “POSTDOCTORAL POSITION CHEMIST.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please Submit a single PDF Containing

(1) a cover letter

(2) a CV

(3) list of at least 2 references

(4) two representative research products

Arizona State University’s four campuses are located in the greater Phoenix metro area, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns. With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape. There is vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources in the area. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and the Title IX statement. ASU offers applicants an opportunity to voluntarily disclose information for the University’s affirmative action plan; applicants may complete an EEO survey for the position they are applying for online.