Research Positions in Sawan Lab, School of Engineering, Westlake University

From:WIAS      Date:2019-07-25

 Introduction of The Lab/ Research Field

Dr. Mohamad Sawan is Chair Professor of School of Engineering in Westlake University, an international expert in the area of smart medical devices. He made world-renowned contributions in implantable and wearable biomedical devices and microsystems, particularly for neurodegenerative diseases applications. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Canadian Engineering Research Institute, and Fellow of IEEE (,

He is founder and director of the Center for Biomedical Research and Innovation (CenBrain) at Westlake University.


Job Description

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Assistant


The candidate must possess expertise and interests to contribute to the emerging fields of Wearable and Implantable Smart Medical Devices (WISMDs).  He or she must fluently speak and write English and have :

- strong background in Electrical, Electronic and/or Biomedical Engineering;

- ability to conduct innovative research projects within CenBrain activities;

- interest to train and co-supervise interns and Ph.D. students;

- motivation to collaborate with the other members of CenBrain and its industrial partners;

- for Postdoctoral candidate: a Ph.D. degree within 3 years in a field related to one of the research domains described below, and rich research experiences in that specific domain;

 for Research Assistant candidate: a Master degree in a field related to one of the research domains described below, and at least 2 years of research or working experiences in that specific domain;


(1). Microelectronics and Microsystems;

- Analog and mixed-signal circuits design, implementation, and layout and tape out for fabrication;

- Assembly, packaging, testing and validation of integrated circuits and wearable systems;

- Software expertise in Cadence, ADS, COMSOL, MATLAB;


(2). Microfluidics and Micromachining

- Lab-on-Chip and Organ-on-chip;

- MEMS/NEMS structure;

- Cell culture, and cell storage;

- Biochemistry and Biology protocol, and Biocompatibility;

- Hybrid structure assembly and packaging;


Other requirements:

1) Postdoctoral candidate must be under 35 years old and must have obtained, or, is about to obtain a Ph.D. degree.

2) Research Assistant candidate must have a Master’s degree and have at least 2 years of working or research experiences.


Compensation and Benefits

The research team offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported.

Postdoctoral fellows who will be selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Advanced Programs of Zhejiang Province, will at the same time be entitled to receive the same amount of funds from the Hangzhou government.

Postdoctoral fellows who successfully complete 2 years of postdoc research and afterwards, choose to work in Hangzhou full-time, will be eligible for applying for an allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou government.


How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English as PDF files to, and cc Indicate in the email subject as “Position + Full Name”.

1. CV

2. Maximum 5 representative works (including papers, patents, etc.)