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Postdoctoral Fellow for Bio-MEMS Research in Joint KAUST-HKUST Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory

Post-doctoral fellow for Bio-MEMS research in Joint KAUST-HKUST Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory

The Joint KAUST-HKUST Micro/Nanofludics Laboratory is a collaborative project between The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). This international partnership focuses on latest Micro/Nanofluidics research. The collaborative effort realizes the establishment of state-of-the-art Micro/Nanofluidics laboratories at both HKUST and KAUST campuses. As part of the collaborative research agreement, HKUST is now actively seeking post-doctoral fellows to participate in this long-term research collaboration between the two world-class institutions.

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Applicants should possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related science or engineering disciplines. The applicants should have some research experience in MEMS or microfluidics. The applicants should be willing to work in micro electroporation chip for DNA transfection and drug delivery, supervised by Prof Yi-Kuen Lee at HKUST.

Successful applicants will be employed by KAUST in a 2-year contract (with a provision of renewal). They will station at HKUST during the first year of their contractual service and be transferred to KAUST when/after the new KAUST campus opens in September 2009. The applicants will assist as required in setting up research laboratories at KAUST campus. At HKUST, the recruited post-doctoral fellows will conduct research work in the Joint KAUST-HKUST Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory with HKUST’s Faculty members from Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, and engage in regular seminars relevant to the area of Micro/Nano-fluidics.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date of the contract will be September 1, 2008. Successful applicants also receive attractive compensation and benefit packages provided by KAUST. KAUST will be responsible for actual recruiting decision, appointment offers and employment benefits.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicant should send his/her cover letter, detailed resume and names and contact details of at least TWO referees to Executive Officer, Miss Sanna Hui by email: [email protected], fax: (852) 2358-1652 or postal mail: Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Please also c.c. your e-mail to Prof Yi-Kuen Lee ([email protected])


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic, front-running research university. HKUST focuses on both pioneering research in the fields of science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science, and innovative teaching and learning. The world-class standing of faculty members and a well-designed research infrastructure have seen HKUST achieve numerous, ground-breaking discoveries, and the university has been ranked among leading academic institutions worldwide. Strong links with top universities, organizations and businesses, internationally and in Mainland China, create future career opportunities. English is the medium of instruction and administration. For more information about HKUST, visit http://www.ust.hk/eng/


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university. Research at KAUST will focus on areas that are important to the future of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world and will take place in world-class facilities serving students, researchers and faculty in disciplines such as energy and environment, water desalination, industrial biotechnology, and scientific computing. All classes at KAUST will be conducted in English. KAUST will create and support the highest standards of scholarship through merit-based opportunities for men and women from around the world. The core campus, located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea at Thuwal, is set to open in September 2009. For more information about KAUST, visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa

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  1. ali asghar keyvani says:

    i am a Bsc student in mechanical engineering departement of urmia university / iran. i am working about MEMS.
    i have been participated in some Ms classes as: finite element methods, continum domain vibrtion, nonlinear dynamics and etc.
    i just dispose some articles and one of them is accepted to be presented in icnn2008:”on the sensitivity increasing of a bio disease detector”.
    an other on is submitted the IEEEMEMS conference 2009 sorrento italy.” investigation of bending and stretching effects of a drug delivery micro-pump”
    some other rticles tht can be submitted soon are named:
    ” on a MEMS based dynamic temperature remote senor based on transverse vibration of a bi-layer cantilever” and ” a novel approach to study of NEMS”
    my resurch intrests is:
    non linear vibration and perturbation methods
    i have teching assistant experience for:
    1.mechanical vibration
    2.mechanics of materils II
    brifly i have almost nothing low than a MSc student and my english skil is not bad at all.
    i want to ask you that is it possible for me to be with you for MSc study and research assistantship.

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