Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Bioanalytical Chemistry)

Job description / Project:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Diagnostic Systems research group to develop an innovative point-of-care (POC) diagnostic test for brain injury. Funded for four years, this exciting project is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to drive innovation by translating discovery research towards a prototype bio-analytical device. The appointed researcher will be responsible to establish appropriate functionalization chemistry and to develop a highly sensitive assay. The interdisciplinary project is in collaboration with academic and industrial partners. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to concept development and design of a novel cartridge and portable measurement device.



Applicants should hold an advanced degree (Ph.D.) in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry and have strong expertise and an excellent track record in solid surface functionalization with bio-molecules. Candidates should also have an in-depth background in immunoassay development and test performance characterization. Hands-on experience with electrochemical and optical / spectroscopic methods and microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (PAD) would clearly be a plus.

Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to show strong project leadership, a high degree of independency, excellent problem-solving as well good documentation and communication skills.


About HES-SO Valais-Wallis:

Our University is located in the southwestern region of Switzerland amidst a beautiful alpine scenery. We are part of the School of Engineering and will soon relocate to downtown Sion to a brand-new campus with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge infrastructure. Our student and research community benefits from an interdisciplinary and vibrant French-, German- and English-speaking work environment.  


Contract duration: 4 years.

Starting date: April 2019 or as soon as possible.

Application deadline: 31 March 2019

For further information, please contact Prof. Marc E. Pfeifer at


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