Funded Phd Studentship in Electrochemical biosensor (e-sensor) for detecting cancer biomarkers – University of New Brunswick
The Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate who is interested in electrochemical sensors. Application deadline: June 30th, 2022.
About the University of New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick Fredericton is one of Canada’s top research universities contributing to almost 75% of all academic research in the province. International students can take admission to the University of New Brunswick through the summer, fall, and winter semesters. The university demonstrates a lightly selective admission policy with an acceptance rate of 75%.
The University of New Brunswick provides excellent research opportunities in Canada through its 11 Canada Research Centers and over 60 research centers. It is also home to 11 Canada Research Chairs. The university offers a set of scholarship programs to the research and graduate students by spending around 9.7 million CAD per annum. It cooperates in the delivery of funded programmes of research and technology transfer with government agencies and industry.
About the Project: Electrochemical biosensor (e-sensor) for detecting cancer biomarkers
The project goals are
- To prototype sensor electrodes based on aptamers,
- Electrochemical testing of the protein-protein interaction between the electrode and protein analyte (biorecognition), and
- Validation of a limit of detection and sensor parameters using various electro-analytical techniques (impedance spectroscopy, impedance phase interrogation, voltammetry, electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance).
A core part of this project is to design and engineer a sensor platform with a dual signal amplification (magnetic-electrochemical), and to modify the sensor platform with suitable nanomaterials to improve a specific binding between the bio-recognition element (receptor) and the target analyte (biomarker).
Additionally, experimental results will be correlated with the simulation of the sensor prototype using COMSOL Multiphysics software.
Applicants with a strong background in electrochemistry or biosensor research are welcome to apply.
Please read about our research (publications) on the group website to learn more about our projects (https://ignaszakresearch.wordpress.com/).
Please include the following items as a single PDF application file:
- curriculum vitae,
- copy of university transcript/diplomas,
- copy of documents confirming English proficiency (TOEFL IBT, IELTS or IELTS, etc.; please see accepted English language proficiency minimum scores for direct entry into academic programs at UNB https://www.unb.ca/international/admission/ and,
- the contact details of two references (please confirm that these references can be contacted).
Application deadline: June 30th, 2022
How to apply for the Funded Phd Studentship in Electrochemical biosensor (e-sensor) for detecting cancer biomarkers – University of New Brunswick
Please, apply by email at [email protected]
Address and contact:
Dr. Anna Ignaszak
Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3, Canada