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Postdoctoral Fellow position in Microfluidics and Biosensors
University of Calgary

Date Posted Jun. 30, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Fellow position in Microfluidics and Biosensors
University University of Calgary
Department Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 30, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2018
  • Calgary, AB
  • Post-Doc
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The BioMEMS Lab ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the areas of microfluidics and biosensors, starting immediately. The successful candidate will develop a combined microfluidic + biosensors for rapid detection of cancer exosomes applicable for early cancer detection. The immediate focus will be developing an integrated microfluidic platform for point-of-care applications. This research will be performed within an excellent subgroup and in partnership with Canary Foundation and the Cancer Institute at the University of Calgary. Our labs are located in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering building at the main campus of the University of Calgary. The successful candidate is expected to both lead independent research and contribute to research within a diverse multidisciplinary team by developing technologies, working with clinical/industrial partners and contributing to funding and commercialization efforts. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

Candidates must have a PhD in Engineering, Cancer Biology, or a relevant field, and have a strong track-record of academic excellence. We are open to (a) people with a microfluidic background with an interest in biomedical applications and cancer detection or (b) people with cancer biology background with cellular biology background and an interest in microfluidics.

Highly motivated applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, and a list of three references as a single PDF file to Amir Sanati-Nezhad ( Please put "PDF Candidate_Microfluidics-Biosensors" in the subject line to reference this opportunity. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until filled. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary is covered by the terms of the University of Calgary Collective Agreement.

  • The University of Calgary is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially
    welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal
    People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
    the further diversification of ideas.

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Contact Information

  • Amir Sanati Nezhad
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, AB T2N1N4
  • 403 220 7708


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