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. 

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.

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.