Research Associate in Graphene Electrochemistry and Functionalisation

The University of Manchester - School of Chemistry

Closing Date : 04/12/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2019.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry.
Division : Chemistry.
Hours Per week : 1 FTE.
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-09112.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Graphene Electrochemistry & Functionalisation post within the group of Prof R Dryfe, based in the School of Chemistry and National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester. The post is available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for up to three years.

The role of the Research Associate will be to functionalise graphene, and related 2D materials, with metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. The position is part of a recently funded EPSRC programme grant, led by Prof K. Kostarelos (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester). The overall goal of the project is to develop future therapies and generate innovative healthcare technology platforms based on 2D materials, building on the range of expertise in the fundamental science and applications of 2D materials that exists within the University of Manchester. The specific role for the post-doctoral researcher appointed to this position is to functionalise the 2D materials with nanoparticles to enhance their with respect to relevant in vivo imaging techniques (spectroscopic or radio-labelling). The project is multi-disciplinary, you should therefore be able to interact effectively with researchers from a range of other disciplines to contribute to the programme of research.

You should hold a PhD, or equivalent, in chemistry, materials science or closely-related discipline. You should also have demonstrable previous experience electrochemical methods (ideally based on electrodeposition) and characterisation of nanomaterials.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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 Robert Dryfe


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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