Post-Doctoral Research Officer

Bangor University - School of Electronic Engineering

The Medical Microwave Systems lab at the School of Electronic Engineering of Bangor University, Wales, invites applications for a full-time, 1-year postdoctoral post to work on the European Commission H2020 project ‘SUMCASTEC: Semiconductor-based UltrawidebandMicromanipulation of CAncer STEm Cells’ (

SUMCASTEC pursues a radically new approach for real time isolation and treatment of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that were linked to initiation and recurrence of brain cancers such as Glioblastoma Multiforme and Medulloblastoma. This highly interdisciplinary project will develop the first self-sustained microchip combining Complementary-Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) microfluidics and nanoimaging technologies for electrical detection, stimulation and treatment of brain cancer CSCs.

The post will specifically require a “Bio-microelectronics Scientist” to develop a lab-on-chip (LOC) platform for stimulation of brain cancer stem cells through millimetre-wave radiation in both continuous and pulse modulated format. The candidate will pursue design, testing and modelling of LOC devices as well as biophysical characterisation of various biological cells in collaboration with internal and consortium partners.

The post is fully funded for 12 months under a Horizon 2020 FET Open program. The appointee will commence on 1st May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Experimental work will rely on Bangor’s newly established millimetre-wave on wafer characterization setup and occasional usage of consortium partners’ facilities.

The candidate should possess a PhD degree (or near completion)  in a relevant domain of electronics, bioengineering or physics and experience in areas such as semiconductor/solid state electronics, electrical characterization techniques, high-frequency/high-voltage electronics. Experience in biosensing and microscopy techniques for nanosystems characterization is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Cristiano Palego via email at:

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