Job ID: 168757

Post-doc Positions in Biosensors

University of Calgary

  • Oct. 4, 2021
  • Post-doc Positions in Biosensors
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 30, 2021
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Postdoctoral Scholar position

Area: Multi-modal Biosensors
Duration: 16+ months
Start date: Immediate*
Salary: $45,000 CAD to $55,000 CAD per year, plus University of Calgary Plan C Benefits

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the areas of biosensors.

Job Description:
A position is available in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary for a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team developing a novel way to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and biomarkers related to various human diseases. The work will also involve the development, design, modelling, testing and application aspects of multi-modal biosensors.

This project is a part of MITACS Accelerate/Elevate project. The postdoctoral researcher will be closely collaborating with the company sponsor and will be expected to work from the company up to 25% of the time. In addition, the researcher would mentor other team members.


  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Engineering and Science or a related field with a focus in one or more areas, including biosensor design and fabrication, nanomaterials for sensor application, quartz crystal balance (QCM) sensors, cancer research, etc.
  • The applicant should be motivated and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The successful candidates will have a proven record of success and be able to conduct research independently as well as be part of a team.

To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent within the five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application details:
For full consideration, please submit your applications on or before Oct 30, 2021 via email to both Dr. Keekyoung Kim ( and Dr. Sam Kim (
This position is located in Calgary, Alberta. The successful candidate is expected to relocate if necessary, to begin work as soon as possible.

All applications must include:

  • a cover letter including date of availability,* suitability and motivation for the role, including general research/goals statement, sample publications or manuscripts
  • current curriculum vitae (CV);
  • copies (unofficial is ok) of diplomas/university certificates; and
  • contact information including email addresses for two (2) references to support the application.

Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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