Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Pharmacy

Advanced biomaterials are essential components in targeting drugs to treat infectious diseases and cancers, in realising the potential of regenerative medicine and in creating the medical devices of the future. This substantial project investment recognises the major healthcare challenges faced by society and the role that new biomaterials must play in tackling them, such as tacking antimicrobial resistance.

We are searching for a highly motivated research scientist. This will be an exciting and well-resourced project which aims to redefine biomaterials discovery in a radical and flexible programme of work. It is an excellent career development opportunity, including resource for researchers to develop ideas supported by high quality mentoring and exchange visits with leading international collaborators including MIT, University of Maastricht and University of Southern Denmark.

This post requires a researcher in the areas of Chemistry, Materials, Pharmacy or a related discipline. This researcher’s tasks will be to bring together combinatorial topography (Topochip, Jan deBoer et al.) and chemical screening (Morgan Alexander et al.) to probe the inter relationship between these two key factors that define cell response to biomaterials. This will be undertaken initially on existing UV triggered acrylate, acrylamide and beta amino ester acrylate libraries, but will be extended in time to new libraries under development in other areas of the project and click alginate libraries developed by our MIT collaborators (Dan Anderson et al.). 3D printing technologies will be utilised in collaboration with the Nottingham Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in this area (Hague and Wildman).

This is a full time, fixed term contract for a period of 24 months starting December 2017.

The University of Nottingham has a range of policies to promote equality and diversity in the workplace which are fully supported and promoted by the School through its Equality and Diversity Committee. The School welcomes applications from all candidates and you can read more about our commitment to equality and diversity at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Morgan Alexander, email: or Elizabeth Hufton, email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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