Monday, March 5, 2007

[Canada] Postdoctoral Fellow in Microfluidic Devices, Universify of Ottawa

University of Ottawa has a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position supported by a NSERC Strategic Grant. Successful candidate will work closely with national laboratories at the National Research Council of Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency to develop a novel microfluidic-based flow cytometer (microcytometer) for rapid detection and identification of bacterial foodborne pathogens. Responsibilities of this position include the design & simulation, fabrication & characterization of the microfluidic chips; designing & implementing fluidic controlling system of the microcytometer, and developing methodologies to validation the microcytometer.

A successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • An earned Ph.D. or other equivalent degree in Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field
  • Solid background and hands-on experience in microfluidic devices and their applications in biologically relevant systems
  • An excellent team player with excellent communication skills.

The position is available immediately. The candidate screening process will continue till the position is filled. Interested individuals should forward their CVs with names and contact information of three references to:

Prof. X. Cao, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Ottawa
Tel: +1(613) 562-5800 ext 2097


Dr. Z. Zhang
Institute for Microstructural Science
National Research Council Canada
Tel: +1(613) 993-4198

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