Research Associate

Keele University - Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine

21 Months Fixed-Term

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit, and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students, and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) Therapeutics Research theme. The project will involve a multidisciplinary research team led by a Lecturer in Biosciences, whose research interests lie in investigating novel methods to artificially modulate human blood clotting. You will play a central role in delivering a recent Welcome Trust-funded project assessing whether platelet-targeted magnetic nanoparticles can be used as a novel therapeutic device for the treatment of heart attacks and strokes.

You will have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, platelet biology, or a related discipline. You will need to develop, characterise, and test platelet-targeted magnetic nanoparticles under the supervision of research lead, and their collaborators. You will have experience in developing and implement new experimental methodologies. You will also need to be adaptable and keen to learn new research techniques across a range of research disciplines such as biomagnetics, tissue engineering, and platelet biology. You will have excellent interpersonal and time management skills to allow you to work successfully between the different requirements of the project. You should also have good presentational skills to allow you to communicate the work to a range of different audiences. You will also have a key input into the development of journal publications and future research grant applications to follow-on this work.

For informal enquiries related to the post please contact Dr Alan Harper (

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.

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Closing date for applications: 11 October 2017.

Post reference: KU00000593

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