Postdoctoral Positions Available for Rapid Multi-Modal Diagnostics Development

The Green Lab at Boston University ( is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with expertise molecular biology, synthetic biology, DNA nanotechnology, and protein biochemistry.  The project is focused on the development of cell-free biosensors for multi-modal detection (nucleic acid, protein, and metabolite biomarkers) and the integration of sensors with substrates and devices.  

We are a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who are passionate about developing technologies that will improve access to health care.  Assets include: robust and creative molecular engineering background, and strong experience with protein purification, directed evolution methods, bio-conjugation, and assay development.  Other areas of interest include working at the interface of molecular biology and fluidics, and competence with basic device fabrication.

The role involves generating publications, contributing to grants and progress reports, mentorship of junior lab personnel, some lab management, and potentially project management. The appointment will be made for one year at competitive salaries commensurate with experience with the option of renewal contingent on continued availability of funding.


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g. biomedical engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry). We are looking for talented and enthusiastic researchers who are familiar with and has strong skill sets in the field of synthetic biology, including:

  • Design, assembly, and validation of DNA constructs
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Development of biochemical assays
  • Diagnostics development

Highly qualified candidates will also have strong writing skills, with an excellent publication record, including impactful work from field-relevant journals, and be able to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be able to work independently, while also working well as part of a collaborative team on group projects.

Expected start date: January 2024 – March 2024

Term: 1-year initial term, with the option to be extended to two or more years, contingent on continued availability of funding. We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. 

Application instructions

Individuals interested in this position can submit a CV, including names and contact details of three references, and a cover letter by e-mail to: The cover letter should describe the candidate’s career objectives and research interests and detail how the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research skills meet those required for this position. Please include PDF Multi-Modal Diagnostics in the subject line.