The Bioengineering department at the University of Pittsburgh in the Swanson School of Engineering is seeking a post-doctoral associate in the area of biosensors for blood based biomarker detection with immediate effect. The position is in the laboratory and research group of Dr. Prashant N. Kumta, the Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor in the Swanson School of Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science including the Department of Oral Biology and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine.The candidate should have expertise in the general area of biosensors with particular expertise in biochemistry of aptamers as well as antibodies, synthesis, functionalization and detection under laboratory and clinical setting using electrochemical impedance based techniques although knowledge and expertise in other techniques and approaches are also welcome. The eligible candidate should preferably have a degree in Bioengineering or any other equivalent area of engineering and science although it will be essential for the candidate to be proficient in biology of human cells, blood and other tissue types combined with strong knowledge and background in electrochemistry and biochemistry. Salary will be commensurate with experience and expertise.Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Prashant N. Kumta via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.The University affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected class.