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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Engineering Physics (application deadline: November 1st, 2023)

McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics

This is an open-topic faculty position for female-identifying candidates only. Optics, photonics, nano, and bio are especially encouraged. Personally, I would love if we received many upconversion-related applications.

Niko Hildebrandt (hildebrandt@mcmaster.ca) in case you have any questions.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanoscience and Biological Imaging

Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab, and University of California San Francisco

Work with nanoscientists, protein engineers, and biomedical imaging specialists at UCSF and the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab to design, synthesize and characterize antibody-nanocrystal assemblies for the ultrasensitive optical detection of cancer cells during surgery. Synthesize upconverting nanoparticles and develop bioconjugation technologies for stable attachment of antibodies to nanocrystal surfaces, and help characterize these with novel microscale imagers. This appointment is in the Molecular Foundry laboratory of Dr. Bruce Cohen (Berkeley Lab) with close collaboration with Mekhail Anwar (UCSF/Berkeley) and Charly Craik (UCSF).

Send a CV and cover letter with background and interests to becohen@lbl.gov.

Ph.D. with a background in synthetic chemistry (organic, nano, or biochemical), such as: chemical biology, protein engineering, materials science, or a related discipline. This is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, NIH-funded project with room for growth into new areas, so there is no need for expertise in all areas of the project. Good team communication skills are important.


Graduate Position in Materials Chemistry / Lanthanide-Based Materials

Research Group of Dr. Eva Hemmer, Dep. of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa (ON), Canada

A graduate position is immediately available in the HemmerLab (www.hemmerlab.com) at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada. The research focuses on the synthesis of lanthanide-based nanomaterials, optimization of the optical properties (upconversion, near-infrared emission), establishment of structure-property relationships and their potential application as imaging probes or devices. This includes, but is not limited to microwave-assisted synthesis, optical characterization (photoluminescence spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging), structural analysis (e.g., TEM, XRD), and application-specific assessments.

Eva Hemmer (ehemmer@uottawa.ca) in case you have any questions.

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