Two Research Associates in Polymer Synthesis

Imperial College London - Department of Materials, Faculty of Engineering

Campus: South Kensington and White City

Full-Time and Fixed Term contract for twelve months.

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint two Research Associates to work on projects aimed at synthesizing and using innovative polymer-based materials for a wide array of applications in biomedical science. These posts are based within the Biomaterials group at Imperial College London, working with Professor Molly Stevens and involve collaborations with a number of other internationally recognised (nano) materials research groups. The Stevens Group has received numerous awards for outstanding biomaterials related research ( and comprises a very international and multidisciplinary group of Research Fellows and PhD students.

The use of polymers in materials and devices in regenerative medicine is an extremely important aspect of research within regenerative medicine and biosensing. Innovative polymers offer extremely beneficial properties, while they can be biofunctionalised or rationally designed, such as directing cell response and enable new biomaterials. Furthermore, polymer-based materials can deliver sensitive cargoes and drugs in a rapid and safe fashion to cells and tissues. These projects focus on the exploitation of polymer-based components within biomaterials for their engagement with the cell-material interface.

You will be a conscientious, innovative experimental scientist who has successfully completed a PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, materials science or engineering including bioengineering or similar. Experience in polymer synthesis and characterisation and biomaterial design for applications in regenerative medicine are essential.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Molly Stevens,

You can find details of salary, terms & conditions, including contract type/duration, benefits, etc.

Closing date: 15 October 2017 (midnight BST)

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