Postdoctoral Fellows in Bio-Sensors and Mechano-medicine (GaTech/Emory BME)

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory Univeristy
Atlanta, Georgia
NIH standard postdoc salary (negotiable)
October 03 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellows in Bio-Sensors and Mechano-medicine (GaTech/Emory BME)

The Sensors for Living Systems Lab (SL2) led by Dr. David Myers is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. We are seeking motivated postdoctoral candidates to conduct research at the intersection of engineering, high-throughput biology, and clinical medicine. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, the research focus may range from developing biophysical biomarkers of health, high-throughput approaches for mechano-medicine, or novel clinical sensors. The wide range of research topics at SL2 make it an excellent environment for interdisciplinary training.

This position provides the opportunity for considerable creativity and innovation, and applicants with these skills are also especially encouraged to apply. The responsibilities of this position include planning and executing scientific projects, preparing manuscripts and grant proposals, and presenting work at scientific meetings. The post-doctoral candidate may also take a role in supervising graduate students and undergraduate students in experimental design and data analysis on a variety of projects.  


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering (ME, EE, BioE, BME, ChemE), Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or related fields. Previous post-doctoral research experience is not required, but expertise in at least one of the following areas will be strongly considered.

  • Robotics & Automation: Automated microscopy; image recognition and analysis; laser capture microdissection; MATLAB; Python.   
  • Microfabrication or Microfluidics: resonant microdevice design; sensor design; electrical characterization; magnetic systems, flexible electronics; microfluidic design.
  • Molecular Biology: Single cell analysis techniques; Proteomics; Transcriptomics; Lipidomics; mass spec; blotting.
  • Chemistry & Materials: hydrogel synthesis and modifications; bioconjugation; nanomaterial characterization (zeta potential, DLS).

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech has consistently been ranked as one of the best BioE/BME programs in the world, and is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research training opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities.

How to apply:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, short description of research interests as it relates to SL2, as well as names and contact information for three references. Please send the application to Dr. David Myers (

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.