Post Doctoral Fellow

Electrical & Comp Engineer

Competition No.  -    A104044465
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

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


• Conduct high-quality research with a group of researchers (Ph.D. students and a Postdoctoral Fellow).

• Develop protocols for detecting biomolecules (metabolite, protein, and DNA/RNA) via affinity binding.

• Transfer designs on biosensors and test limit of detection. 

• Prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact journals.


• Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

• Experience in DNA hybridization and ELISA design.• Experience in antibody labeling/protein conjugation.

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

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a research team.• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff, and industry.

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

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's foremost research-intensive universities with an operating budget of over one billion dollars annually, and over 38,000 students including over 7,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering has over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students.

To Apply: Forward your CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Jie Chen at

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.