Postdoctoral Position In Analytic Chemistry And Sensing Technology

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Postdoctoral Position In Analytic Chemistry And Sensing Technology

Faculty of Engineering - Chemical & Materials Engineering

Lab of Prof Xuehua Zhang

We invite applications for one postdoctoral fellow position to work on a project in Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The position starts from January 2021, and is 1 year with the possibility for renewal.


Develop automated liquid-liquid extraction and microanalytic device based on surface nanodroplets

Combine the process of sample preparation with online chemical quantification by sensitive techniques, such as fluorescence, infrared, Raman microscopes and others

Design, microfabricate and test a prototype device for microanalysis of body fluids

Be passionate about technology transfer and to effectively communicate the findings with potential end users

Keep abreast of international research trends and outcomes in relevant areas, and make significant contributions to the applications of fundamental knowledge

Maintain contact with relevant departments of universities and other institutions and liaise actively with international collaborators and business development partners

Be willing to travel overseas (when entirely safe to do so), mostly Europe, for collaborations.


PhD or equivalent research experience in analytic chemistry, microfluidics or biosensing.

Highly developed skills in chemical quantification, molecular spectroscopy, and microanalysis.

Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research evidenced by publications, and development of new research initiatives.

Demonstrated initiative in research and problem solving and interest in interdisciplinary research and technology transfer.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary international collaboration.

Self-starter and motivator with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done in time.

To Apply: Forward your CV and contact information for three references to: Contact Name: Xuehua Zhang Email address

Closing date: January 2021.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 1179863.