ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104147809
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

NanoBio-Systems group has a new post-doctoral opening in development of cross-disciplinary nanoplasmonics-enabled platform for characterization and analysis of biomolecular phase-condensates. The incumbent will apply a potentially transformative method of nanoplasmonics to analyze phase-condensation phenomena for proteins associated with misfolding diseases.


  • Fabrication of nanostructured plasmonic substrates by a variety of methods including e-beam lithography, focused ion beams, and/or others;
  • Development of hybrid nano-biological architectures interfacing plasmonics substrates with solutions of proteins of interest;
  • Characterization of proteinaceous phase-condensates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and other methods.
  • Preparing research materials for academic publications. Contributions to writing of manuscripts describing results on the project.

The position requires:

  • PhD in experimental physics, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, or related field within 4 years prior the appointment date;
  • Hands-on experience in one of the following:
    • Cleanroom micro- and nano-lithography techniques;
    • Raman spectroscopy and SERS characterization.
  • Demonstrated record of research productivity.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience in nanoplasmonics, heterogeneous catalysis, or related research;
  • Experience in atomic-force microscopy (AFM);
  • Experience in biophysical/biochemical methods of structural biology.

To Apply:

Please e-mail your CV and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Maria Stepanova
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Alberta


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.