Post Doctoral Research Officer – Electronics/Bioengineering

Bangor University - School of Electronic Engineering

The Superlens lab at the School of Electronic Engineering of Bangor University, Wales, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral post to work on the EU H2020 project ‘SUMCASTEC : Semiconductor-based UltrawidebandMicromanipulation of CAncer STEm Cells’.

The SUMCASTEC project explores radically new approach for cancer stem cells (CSCs) real time isolation (i.e. within minutes vs current 40 days) and neutralization. A novel micro-optofluidic lab-on-chip (LOC) platform will be developed through a joint and iterative effort by biologists, clinicians and engineers. For the first time, a single LOC will be capable of delivering ultra-wide broadband radiation to compare cell spectral signatures, image subcellular features, and hence modulate CSCs microenvironment conditions with unprecedented space and time resolution. The post is fully funded for 36 months under a Horizon 2020 FET Open program.

The appointed candidate will be developing novel micro-sized dielectric superlenses with target resolution of 50 nm for the proposed LOC platform in Bangor superlens lab. This involves design, fabrication, imaging performance evaluation and integration of superlenses with microfludic LOC platform to provide real time super-resolution imaging capability for studying subcellular details of cancer stem cells. The Bangor superlens lab is the birth place of several widely publicised superlensing techniques including ‘spider silk superlens’, ‘nano-bead made metamaterial superlens’ and ‘microsphere superlens and nanoscope’.

The candidate should possess a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant domain of engineering, physics or biology and experience in areas such as microfluidics, nanophotonics, optical nanoscopy, metamaterials and computational electromagnetics. Alternatively, experience in biological cell culture and engineering is desirable. The appointee will commence on 1st March, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 20 December 2016.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Zengbo Wang via email at: z.wang@bangor.ac.uk

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