Postdoctoral Scholar- Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

ID: 7103644
Posted: June 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Biomedical Sensing Systems Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on an NIH-funded project to develop a point-of-care ultra-compact nucleic acid testing device to detect viral rebound that is simple enough for laypersons to test themselves. Prof. Weihua Guan’s Biomedical Sensing Systems Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park is interested in interdisciplinary and translational research that leverages state-of-the-art micro/nanotechnology, materials, microfluidics, biotechnology, and bio-instrumentation to enable the development of next-generation of lab-on-a-chip devices and systems for medical diagnosis.

Position Information and Requirements: Qualified individuals will have expertise in biosensing, microfluidics, nucleic acid assays, point-of-care instrumentation. The position requires a Ph.D. in engineering (electrical/chemical/mechanical/biomedical), chemistry, cell and molecular biology, or a related field. Demonstrated ability to conduct clinical studies will be considered a plus. The position requires close collaboration with Penn State College of Medicine. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, work independently while displaying excellent communication and analytical skills. The initial appointment will be full-time for 12 months, and the renewal of the position is possible and contingent upon performance. The annual salary will follow NIH guidelines and be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter with a description of research background and interests, (2) CV, (3) three representative papers, and (4) contact information of two references in a single PDF by email ([email protected]) to Prof. Weihua Guan. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about our research, please visit https://sites.psu.edu/guanlab/

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