Research Associate - Photoelectrochemistry

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work in the Reisner group in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge. The project is part of a European Research Council (ERC) funded project on semi-artificial photosynthesis. A significant part of the project aims to understand how redox enzymes interact with conducting/semi-conductor surfaces to result in better 'wiring' and communication.

The advertised position wishes to use immobilised enzymes on semiconductor electrodes for protein-film photoelectrochemistry. Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline. A strong background in photoelectrochemistry, bionanotechnolgy, biotechnology and protein film electrochemistry is highly desired. You should also have the ability to work both independently and also as part of a larger interdisciplinary team. More information about the Reisner group, including relevant publications, can be found at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding the post, please contact Mrs. Inger Lomax, administrator of the Reisner Group at

Please quote reference MA10275 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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