Research Associate in Theranostic Doubly Crosslinked Microgels

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Closing Date : 30/10/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 March 2017 for 40 months.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Materials.
Division : Materials .
Hours Per week : 1 FTE.
Salary : £30,738 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-08940.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate Position as part of an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship awarded to Professor Saunders for the project titled “Theranostic doubly crosslinked microgels: from a new materials class to an injectable load supporting medical device”. You will synthesise and establish light-responsive injectable hydrogels comprised of inter-linked microgel particles that provide therapeutic (load support) and diagnostic (strain data) for model degenerated intervertebral discs. The project will involve collaboration with the Medical School, the School of Chemistry as well as a consortium of UK and international researchers.

You should have a PhD (or equivalent relevant experience) in chemistry or polymer chemistry, a background in organic synthesis, polymers and colloids, a strong publication record and the ability to write research papers. The ability to work within a regenerative medicine research group will also be important. You will be supervised by Professor Brian Saunders (School of Materials).

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Brian Saunders


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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