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Postdoctoral Researcher Position
University of New Hampshire

Date Posted May 17, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Researcher Position
University University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH, United States
Department College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Chemistry - General
    Biomedical Sciences

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Summary of Position
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher position in the areas of biochemical sensors and neuroscience. The position is available for immediate start. The postdoctoral scholar will be working closely with the biosensor development team (PI: Edward Song) and the neuroscience team (PI: Arturo Andrade) to develop a novel sensor for monitoring neurochemicals and biomarkers from the brain tissue in real-time. The long-term goal of this project is to develop a sensing technology for continuous in vivo measurements in brain for studying neurological/mental disorders and understanding the various signaling mechanisms within the brain.

Responsibilities of the postdoctoral scholar include:

  • Performing polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Sensor fabrication & device integration with biological tissues.
  • Measurements, data collection, and analysis
  • Organizing and documenting results and weekly presentations
  • Preparing journal manuscripts and conference papers/abstracts
  • Training incoming students on chemical work and instrumentation
  • Assisting the PI in preparing research grant proposals

Additional Job Information
Applicants should submit: (1) a 1 page cover letter (detailing research experiences), (2) complete CV, (3) contact information of 3 references and (4) diversity statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For all inquiries, please contact Prof. Edward Song by e-mail at

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, material science, or engineering with focuses on polymer development and/or biosensing.
  • Must have experience synthesizing copolymers using techniques such as RAFT and ATRP
  • Must be able to characterize polymer chain length, polydispersity index, and molecular composition
  • Be proficient working with UV-vis, FTIR, XPS, NMR, and LC-MS

Additional Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications are desirable.

  • Experiences working with neurons or in the area of neuroengineering (patch clamp and/or electrophysiological stimulation and recording) will be viewed favorably.
  • Knowledge in electrochemical sensing
  • Fabrication of microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and OriginLab

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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