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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Living Matter Lab seeks a PostDoctoral Associate to join our team to research biochip-based systems. The PostDoctoral Associate will also assist with grant writing and paper writing as needed.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Working at the intersection of technology and art, we are passionate about interfacing with living matter, specifically with the micro-organism part of our being and our environment. Research in our lab is a continuous play with biology, engineering and art to explore the lost connection of the humankind with all other kinds. At a technical level, our research focuses around digital microfluidic biochips, devices that enable direct interaction of humans with their microbiome for diagnosis and treatment purposes. As an artistic investigation, we are looking into experiencing the micro-world in unique ways, e.g., microbiomes as a source for sustainability, bioluminescence as a guidance for escaping darkness, etc.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The PostDoctoral Associate will research biochip-based systems for phage therapy. Duties include developing biochip-based systems, implementing algorithms, setting up and running laboratory experiments, collecting and analyzing data, writing and submitting corresponding publications. The PostDoctoral Associate will work in a team environment that includes PhD students, graduate and undergraduate students, thus mentoring activities, such as meeting with the team regularly, assisting PhD students in writing, organizing tasks, presenting work progress, may be required. The PostDoctoral Associate will also assist with grant writing and paper writing as needed.

What You Should Know

This position is funded for one year with possibility to renew.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position will be $60,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering.

What You Will Need

  • Experience in programming.
  • Experience with hardware (designing circuits, programming microcontrollers).
  • Interest in microbiology.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Philosophy
  4. (Optional) Research Paper(s)
  5. (Optional) Professional Publications
  6. (Optional) Transcripts/Proof of DegreeIf you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit an English-translated version as an Optional document.
During the application process, you will be asked to submit contact information for one reference. This reference may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf, as the search progresses.

For full consideration, please apply by June 16, 2024.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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