The Mobile Imaging, Sensing, and Diagnostics Lab at NC State University is hiring a full-time postdoctoral scholar immediately. The postdoctoral scholar will be mentored by Prof. Qingshan Wei in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) to conduct research focusing on plant sensor development and plant disease diagnostics. Specifically, the candidate will develop and optimize a microneedle-based plant sensor device that can rapidly isolate DNA/RNA from various plant tissues and perform nucleic acid amplification/genotyping directly in the field.

The candidate is expected to have a recent PhD degree in chemistry, engineering, plant biology/pathology, or relevant fields. Candidates with extensive training and expertise in molecular assay technologies (e.g., PCR, LAMP, genotyping, DNA sequencing, etc.) will be given priority consideration. Candidates with background in plant biology/pathology, analytical chemistry, chemical sensors, and microfabrication are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must also demonstrate a strong record of collaboration and working in a multidisciplinary team.

The initial appointment will be for one year and renewable for additional years upon satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email their CV with the names of three references to Prof. Qingshan Wei ( with “Plant Sensor Postdoc” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is no later than July 2022.

NC State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

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