Postdoctoral Researcher in Microfluidics applied to HIV Infection

University of Oxford - NDM Experimental Medicine

Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with medical researchers in the field of HIV to apply microfluidics to understand why HIV persists. Working in a cross-disciplinary collaborations between NDM (John Frater) and the Department of Physical Chemistry (Dirk Aarts), this is an exciting opportunity for an individual with microfluidics experience in bioengineering or physical chemistry to apply these cutting edge techniques to complex clinical problems.

As our Postdoctoral Researcher, you will help lead the development of our microfluidics program, and will design, test and run PDMS devices to analyse very rare cells captured in droplets. You will work closely with researchers in both the Medical and Physical Chemistry departments and act as the main postdoctoral grade link between them. You will use your knowledge and experience to help design new methods to create bespoke droplets for different situations and for use in down-stream applications.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification in bioengineering, physical chemistry or soft condensed matter relevant to microfluidics. We will consider candidates who are near completion of their PhD. You will also have strong track record in fields relevant to microfluidics, with the experience required to design and adapt techniques and devices to solve clinical problems. Familiarity with MATLAB or equivalent coding approaches would be advantageous.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 1 year initially.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 5 January 2017 will be considered.

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