Research Fellow Engineering vesicle-based ultrasensitive biosensors

University of Birmingham - School of Chemical Engineering

A Research Fellow position is available for a two-year EPSRC-funded project to undertake research on the design, evaluation and optimization of sophisticated vesicular systems for biosensing applications.

This project addresses the need to develop accurate, reliable, fast-responding and cost-effective biosensors that can offer high enough sensitivity to detect trace amounts or low levels of target molecules in complex biological samples. In this context, this interdisciplinary project aims to develop and synthetise a new generation of biosensors through innovations in the design and development of vesicle-based sensing systems. Self-assembly, vesicles, nanoreactors, reactivity of membranes, membrane coupled reactions and vesicle compartmentalization constitute the scope of the project.

The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations within the research group, as well as externally with experimental groups across University of Birmingham and other institutions.

A PhD in engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics or a related field is required for this position. Prior knowledge, experience and achievements in the design, synthesis and characterization of vesicular systems are required.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a productive research group within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor. Paula M Mendes via email:

Applicants should complete an online application form, available from the website detailed below, provide an up-to-date CV and letter of motivation, and the names of two scientific referees.

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

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