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Job ID: 117874

Boston University

Date Posted Jan. 1, 2019
University Boston University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
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We are looking for a post-doctoral associate to develop a novel nanopore-based chemical releasing platform. The position is in Prof. Chuanhua Duan’s Group at BU Mechanical Engineering Department. General information about the group is available at


  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or a related field.
  • Strong experimental skills in surface chemistry/functionalization.
  • Some experience with basic cell culturing and molecular biology techniques desirable.
  • Familiarity with micro/nanofluidics desirable.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.


  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Collect, summarize, and analyze data.
  • Prepare biological samples in a cell culture lab.
  • Collaborate with PhD student working in the same project.
  • Design and Fabricate micro/nanofluidic devices in the cleanroom.
  • Present results at conferences and publish manuscripts.
  • Assist the PI to prepare proposals.

Please send an email to and include the following: (a) a cover letter, (b) a current CV and © contact information for three scientists familiar with your work. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis.

  • Since its founding in 1869, Boston University has been dedicated to equal opportunity and has opened its doors to students without regard to race, sex, creed, or other irrelevant criteria. Consistent with this tradition, it is the policy of Boston University to promote equal opportunity in educational programs and employment through practices designed to extend opportunities to all individuals on the basis of individual merit and qualifications, and to help ensure the full realization of equal opportunity for students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. The University is committed to maintaining an environment that is welcoming and respectful to all.

    Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. This policy extends to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities, including admissions, financial assistance, educational and athletic programs, housing, employment, compensation, employee benefits, and the providing of, or access to, University services or facilities. Boston University recognizes that non-discrimination does not ensure that equal opportunity is a reality. Accordingly, the University will continue to take affirmative action to achieve equal opportunity through recruitment, outreach, and internal reviews of policies and practices.

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    Boston University has developed detailed procedures, described in its Complaint Procedures in Cases of Alleged Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment, by which individuals may bring forward concerns or complaints of discrimination and harassment. Retaliation against any individual who brings forward such a complaint or who cooperates or assists with an investigation of such a complaint is both unlawful and strictly prohibited by Boston University.

    Inquiries regarding this policy or its application should be addressed to the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Office, 19 Deerfield Street, Fl. 2, Boston, MA 02215, 617-353-9286. Inquiries concerning application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex may be also directed to the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, who serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights at U.S. Department of Education, 5 Post Office Square 8th floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 617-289-0111. Inquiries concerning the application of Section 504 to students with disabilities and campus accessibility matters should contact Lorraine Wolf, Director of Disability Services (and Section 504 Coordinator), 19 Deerfield Street, Fl. 2, Boston, MA 02215, 617-353-3658. Inquiries concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 to employees and applicants for employment may be made to the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Chuanhua Duan
    Mechanical Engineering
    Boston University
    110 Cummington Mall, ENG 415
    Boston, MA 02215


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