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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Plasmonics integrated lab on chip for cellular studies

Reference number: 9018
Supervisors: M.Packirisamy and Alisa Piekny

Program description

The Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip Sharp believes that the “Third Revolution” in the life sciences that can tackle the existing challenges in studying Brain and nervous systems, cardiovascular systems, cancer diagnosis, commercializing of ideas from lab to clinics or training of personnel can happen only through collaboration of life scientists, physical scientists and engineers. This can be achieved only through interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers, physicists and biologists. Hence, the interdisciplinary research has to move beyond simple collaboration and teaming to integrate data, methodologies, perspectives, and concepts from multiple disciplines in order to advance fundamental understanding or to solve real world problems. Hence, this application aims to address this problem through recruiting an expert to bridge and to facilitate the convergence across engineering, fine arts and life science through micro and nano technologies. As part of this fellowship, the candidate will work on Integrated Lab on Chip Studies for Cellular and Bio Molecular Manipulations. Experience with plant and algae cells is added advantage. The candidate is expected to have the skill sets LOC, microfluidics, cells, protein and other bio molecules with strong background on fabrication, design and testing of microfluidic Lab on Chips including plasmonics technology.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Micro, bio and Nano Technologies or related disciplines with strong interest on interdisciplinary research connecting engineering, cellular biology and fine arts.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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