Post Doctoral Fellow

ENG Electrical & Comp Engineer

Competition No.  -    A104044571
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in COVID-19 Screening Assay Development

Department of Electrical Engineering

Closing date: Will remain open until filled

This position has an end date of one year from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits Overview

One postdoctoral position is available immediately to support the research conducted by Dr. Jie Chen and his team on COVID-19 screening assay development.


  • Conduct high-quality research with a group of researchers (Ph.D. students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Research Associate)
  • Design microfluidic device for detecting biomolecules (metabolite, protein and DNA/RNA) via high affinity interaction
  • Assemble system for field trials


  • Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in mechanical engineering
  • Experience in microfluidic-based biosensor design and system integration
  • Experience in bioscience, medicine and MEMS fabrication is a plus
  • 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

Application Instructions: Please apply with a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for three references. 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply


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.