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PhD studentship at University of New Brunswick

Electrochemical biosensor (e-sensor) for detection cancer biomarkers

University of New Brunswick    Department of Chemistry

Assoc Prof A Ignaszak

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate who is interested in electrochemical sensors. 

The project goals are (1) to prototype sensor electrodes based on aptamers, (2) electrochemical testing of the protein-protein interaction between the electrode and protein analyte (biorecognition), and (3) 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).

Experimental results will be correlated with simulation of the sensor prototype using COMSOL Multiphysics software.

Applicants with strong background in electrochemistry or biosensor research are welcome!

Please read about our research (publications) at the group website to learn more about our projects.

Required Documents

Please include the following items as a single PDF application file: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) copy of university transcript/diplomas,(3) 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 (4) the contact details of two references (please confirm that these references can be contacted).

Application deadline: June 30th 2022

How to apply?

Please, apply by email at aignasza@unb.ca

Address and contact:

Dr. Anna Ignaszak

Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3, Canada


Twitter: @IgnaszakLab

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