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.

 

Requirements:

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 marc.pfeifer@hevs.ch.