Date posted: Jan 27, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Calgary | Calgary, Canada

Opportunity Type: Full-time, Postdoctoral Experiences

Current Program: Doctorate

Topics: Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

Dr. Richa Pandey, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and her team at the University of Calgary, Canada, are seeking an outstanding candidate with Ph.D. and a strong publication record with an exceptional passion for advancing the point of care molecular diagnostic tools. We are looking for a team member to spearhead and shape the project over a period of 2-3 years. We will provide a very dynamic and supportive interdisciplinary environment with dedicated mentoring and excellent opportunities for continued career development. Work Performed: You will lead a project on developing a molecular diagnostic test. You will use and advance new device fabrication approaches developed by our group and collaborators. You will use and advance biochemical and molecular diagnostic approaches to develop new assays to target multiple disease biomarkers. You will also have the opportunity to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, gain leadership experience in collaborative projects and contribute to grant applications and high impact publications. Qualifications: PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related area with strong publication record. Fluent in written and spoken English and demonstrated excellence in scientific writing. Demonstrated exceptional communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated hands-on expertise in assay development, nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, molecular biology. Strong statistical foundation and expertise in data analysis. Hands-on expertise in lateral flow tests, electrochemistry, and microbiology are important assets. What we offer: We offer a high degree of flexibility, and an attractive compensation package, including health benefits. We provide targeted mentoring and ongoing professional development opportunities to optimally support your preparation for the next step in your career in industry, academia, or the public sector. Our research offer a strongly collaborative environment with cross-functional project team members to meet research goals and career objectives. Supervision Received: You are expected to work independently under the direction of Dr. Pandey, who will be available to provide consultation on problems and project developments. Regularly scheduled meetings with Dr. Pandey allow for ongoing targeted mentoring and career development. Supervision Given: You will assist with training graduate students; provide input on staff/co-op student selection and performance evaluation. If of interest, you can gain significant personnel and team management experience under the mentorship of Dr. Pandey.

How to Apply?

Please review this advertisement carefully and apply by sending the following information to Dr. Richa Pandey via email to with the subject line “Prospective Postdoc Applicant-[Your Name]”: 1.A Cover letter explaining your (1) Expertise and (2) Fit to our Labs research (In the context of molecular diagnostics and Point of care technology projects) (3) Possible date of joining. 2.A detailed CV containing contact details of your References. Note: We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


February 15, 2023

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