Research Associate in Polymer Synthesis for Biomedical Applications

Imperial College London - Materials, Faculty of Engineering

Fixed term appointment for 12 months

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in polymers synthesis to work in the research area of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in the Department of Materials. The post will be based at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. The Department of Materials delivers world-leading research and scholarship in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering. Maintain and grow a creative and supportive environment where research students receive first-class training, postdoctoral researchers develop independence and all staff realise their full research potential.

You will synthesise and characterise novel well-defined polymers, primarily for incorporation into inorganic/ organic hybrid biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration applications using controlled or/and living polymerisation techniques. You will play a key role in developing a new generation of materials. You will work with other researchers e.g. experts in cell culture and postgraduate students and interact with external collaborators to relate the results to the atomic, nano- and macro-structure of the scaffolds. There will be opportunity to collaborate with in vivo specialists. You will also be managing one of the biomaterials labs.

Experience in the synthesis of well-defined polymers, synthetic organic chemistry and/ or the sol-gel process would be highly useful. Experience of cell culture is highly desirable, especially experience in cell culture on materials. The project would suit candidates with a background in sol-gel science, polymer chemistry, inorganic/ organic nanocomposites, nanostructured biomaterials or tissue engineering. This role will be required to teach one of the courses in Biomaterials Engineering polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering which is one of our fourth year courses.

You will have completed your PhD or its equivalent. Further information can be obtained from Dr Theoni Georgiou t.georgiou@imperial.ac.uk .

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following link: www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20170239FH. Please complete and upload an application form as directed and submit any other relevant supporting documents such as your full CV.

Should you have any queries please contact: Mrs Darakshan Khan – d.khan@imperial.ac.uk

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Closing date for applications: 27 August 2017 Midnight BST

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