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Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH CEPS Chemical Engineering [UDKE00]
Summary of Position

The Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship position available for immediate start. The CIBBR is an NIH-funded multi-disciplinary research team consisting of faculty members in biology, psychology, genetics, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering. The Center also works closely with our external collaborators including Harvard, the Broad Institute, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Project Title: Cross-reactive Sensor Array for Metabolomic Diagnostics. Cross-reactive sensing is a signature-based profiling technique; multiple biomarkers are monitored simultaneously for disease diagnosis. As part of this project, a novel ex vivo cross-reactive sensor array will be developed, tested, and evaluated. The new sensor array will be trained to detect a chemical profile associated with Major Depressive Disorder by creating a blood sample assay. Eventually, we will adapt this technology to other diseases as well. In general, our lab hopes to develop low-cost and high-throughput ex vivo point-of-care diagnostic tools. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrochemistry, surface chemistry and analysis, microfabrication, multivariate analysis, biosensors, and metabolomics. Candidates will be expected to work both independently and in a team environment. The principal investigator of this project is Jeffrey M. Halpern in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UNH.

Additional Job Information

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Jeffrey Halpern at

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0151FY18
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

An ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, chemistry, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrochemistry, surface chemistry and analysis, microfabrication, multivariate analysis, biosensors, and metabolomics.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Faculty Information
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Post Doctorate

Posting Details

Posting Date 01/09/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents