Postdoctoral Fellowships available in the areas of Aptamer Selection, Assay Development and Development of Paper Based Point of Care Diagnostics
We are currently looking for Postdoctoral Fellows to support research efforts in a project involving the development of a modular, paper-based point-of-care diagnostic platform which has been funded by an Ontario Research Fund grant and several industry partners.
The overall project involves the development of unique approaches for paper-based diagnostics utilizing functional nucleic acids (DNA aptamers and DNAzymes) as well as novel assay and readout technologies. The research will utilize advanced printing and prototyping facilities available in the Biointerfaces Institute (biointerfaces.ca) at McMaster to generate simple and easily manufactured tests that can be used by either in a clinic or by home users. A key goal is to generate novel POC diagnostics for a range of clinically relevant diseases, which will be translated to industry partners.
Suitable candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemical biology, biochemistry or a related field and have a strong, proven background in areas that may include: selection of DNA aptamers and DNAzymes; development of DNA-based solution- and solid-phase assays; and/or background in the principles underlying nucleic acid lateral flow devices. The successful candidates will work as part of a team of researchers focused on delivering diagnostic tests to industry in a milestone-driven manner.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of three referees. Please note that the positions will be roughly 2 years in length and will remain open until filled.
Remuneration to be determined based on background experience.