Date posted: Mar 14, 2023

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Raman Spectroscopy

University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada

Opportunity Type: Full-time, Postdoctoral Experiences

Current Program: Postdoctorate, Doctorate

Topics: Biosciences, Health

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

Professors Robin Turner and James Piret invite applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellowship position available in the field of bioanalytical Raman microspectroscopy and Raman chemical imaging. We seek a highly qualified individual with a doctoral degree in chemistry or physics or engineering with an interest in developing process analytical technologies for cell therapy bioprocess applications. Essential qualifications include experience measuring and analyzing Raman spectra of live or fixed cultured cells using a commercial Raman microspectroscopy instrument and common multivariate chemometric methods (e.g., principal component analysis). Experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW software applications would be an asset.For over 20 years our group has been investigating and develop novel Raman spectroscopy methods to probe the status of stem cells, Chinese hamster ovary and other cultured cell lines, as well as T-cells and red blood cells). For the manufacturing of therapeutic proteins, Raman spectroscopy is already being used for industrial manufacturing on-line analysis of glucose, lactate and CHO cell concentrations, whereas we are developing this technology as a process analytical technology for the production of cells for therapy. The postdoctoral fellow will join a multidisciplinary team that is working on developing this technology in the context of producing T-cells for cancer therapy and pancreatic cells for the treatment of diabetes. We are funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and other sources.

How to Apply?

To apply, submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae plus the full names and contact information for three referees under a covering letter providing a brief biography and summary of your qualifications and interests by email to The position will be for a two-year period with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.

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