Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

College of Life Sciences and Medicine

Institute of Medical Sciences

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on a project grant recently funded by the Chief Scientist’s Office of the Scottish Government (CSO). The project will involve synthesising metal nanoparticles which will be functionalised with chelating groups and targeted using antibodies to molecules over-expressed on colorectal cancer cells. The project will also require biological testing of the molecules using cancer models. This is a collaborative project between the laboratories of Drs Tim Smith (School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition), Laurent Trembleau, Abbie McLaughlin (department of Chemistry) and Dr Glenn Flux (Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, Surrey)

You must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be experienced in synthetic chemistry preferably with an interest in nanoparticles and/or radiochemistry.

As this post is funded by CSO it will be available for 18 months from 1 January 2017. 

Salary will be paid on the Grade 6 salary scale (£32,004 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Tim Smith (

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid, Human Resources Adviser (, for further information on this.

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