Open Positions

We currently have several Postdoctoral Researcher positions open in our group on the topic of Biological and Bio-inspired Materials Processing.

Biomaterials, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Polymers, Materials Science

Type of Offer

Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m)

McGill University is a top-ranked international research university located in Montreal, Canada.

These interdisciplinary projects will be supervised by Prof. Matthew Harrington in the Dept. of Chemistry. We are interested in understanding the design principles of biological materials and using these concepts to produce advanced bio-inspired materials for technical and biomedical applications. To achieve these goals, we harness a cross-disciplinary approach comprised of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and materials science techniques.

Your responsibilities

We are seeking postdoctoral scientists for several projects focused on 1) Elucidating physical and chemical principles governing self-assembly of complex biological tissues and 2) Applying extracted concepts for the production of bio-inspired materials for biomedical and technical applications.

Projects provide the opportunity to apply advanced biochemical, biophysical and materials characterization methodologies (e.g. microrheology, FIB-SEM, cryo-EM) to understand how nature assembles polymeric materials and apply design principles for new materials applications.

Your qualifications

You should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. chemistry, engineering, materials science, biochemistry, etc). Familiarity with some materials characterization techniques (e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, AFM, tensile testing, rheology) is advantageous. You will be expected to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment as part of a scientific research team.

Our offer

The position is available for one year initially with possibility of renewal. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and minorities.

Your application

For any further information contact Matthew Harrington (Email: matt.harrington [at]

To apply, please send your CV and names/contact details of 2 – 3 references by email.

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