Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Advanced biomaterials are essential components in targeting drugs to treat infectious diseases and cancers, realising the potential of regenerative medicine and the achieving medical devices of the future.

Applications are invited to the above role to join a team at the University of Nottingham spanning Engineering, Science and Medical Faculties, collaborating with 4 leading international groups to move from existing 2D materials discovery methods to 3D methods. This post is part of a substantial 5 year EPSRC funded programme (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/biomaterials-discovery/) and will focus on investigating the immune-modulatory properties of different materials using a host of cutting edge analytical tools. In the first instance the focus of the project will be on understanding the structure function relationship of a number of polymers and topographies that are able to bias monocyte differentiation towards pro or anti-inflammatory macrophages.

The successful candidate will join Prof Ghaemmaghami’s group and will be working closely with other project collaborators and partners within the University of Nottingham, nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will have proven expertise in materials discovery particularly using high throughput approaches/platforms and relevant biological assays.

Candidates must hold a PhD or be near to completion of a PhD or equivalent in biological sciences/chemistry or related areas.

This full-time fixed-term post is available immediately for a period of 24 months.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Amir Ghaemmaghami, email amg@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address 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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