The laboratory of Prof. Peter Lillehoj in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University is seeking to hire a creative and highly-motivated postdoctoral research associate, with an appointment beginning on January, 1 2020. The postdoctoral research associate will work on interdisciplinary, experimentally-intensive research projects to develop portable and wearable biosensors for rapid point-of-care testing of human diseases, such as malaria and cancer.
The ideal candidate for the position will hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering or a related field, with a strong background in the design, fabrication and characterization of electrochemical/electronic biosensors and BioMEMS devices (microfluidic, microneedle arrays). Candidates should have experience working in a cleanroom environment. Secondary areas of expertise may include analytical chemistry, lateral flow assay development, wearable sensor development, mobile phone-biosensor integration, and wireless sensing. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, and experience in writing scientific articles for conference proceedings and journal publications. The candidate will also be expected to aid in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student researchers, and in the preparation of research proposals and grant reports.
Compensation: up to $60,000 annual salary (based on qualifications) with university benefits
Applications should be submitted through the RICEWorks website (https://jobs.rice.edu). The review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.