Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) at the University of North Texas (UNT)! The youngest department in the College of Engineering! Our department is committed to educating and creating well-rounded, knowledgeable, biomedical engineers who are passionate about improving the quality of life for people in Texas, the United States and the world.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Dr. Clement Chan’s Lab at the University of North Texas, Department of Biomedical Engineering. This is a full-time position with standard employee benefits. There is also a budget for this postdoc to travel and present research work at national conferences. The research laboratory is located at the campus of University of North Texas in Denton, which is within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a major metropolitan in U.S. with a ranking of #4 by population size and #6 by economic outputs. Our campus is close to the DFW international airport that provides direct flights to most major cities. The region is highly diverse with a wide range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment and recreation facilities.
The postdoc will focus on projects for development of genetic circuits in microorganisms, which involves cloning and expressing genes in various microbes, and characterizing the engineered microbes with various techniques, such as flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, and transcriptomics. These projects are expected to develop biological devices for tackling environmental, biomedical, and industrial problems. Previous work of our principle investigator, Dr. Chan, can be found from this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/clement.chan.1/bibliography/public/.
Further details of our ongoing work are available from the following list of our recently funded projects:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or relevant) degree in Microbiology, Bioengineering, or related field. Applicants should also have a strong background in microbial engineering techniques, including cloning and microbial genome editing.
It is expected that the applicant has a flexible working schedule and is able to continue experiments during weekends and beyond regular office hours if needed. It is preferred that applicants have experience in working with different microbes, such as Lactococcus lactis, Pseudomonas putida, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Skills in constructing genetic circuit and computational programming are also preferred.