Research Associate in Inorganic Synthesis (Gold Nanoparticles)

University College London - UCL Chemistry

Applications are invited by highly talented researchers for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position under the supervision of Prof Ivan Parkin to work on "Advanced Flow Technology for Healthcare Materials Manufacturing". This is a multidisciplinary project with the goal of developing robust scalable manufacturing routes for the use of nanoparticles (NPs) in healthcare and nanomedicine. This project is supported by the EPSRC and is in collaboration with the UCL departments of Chemical Engineering, Physics, IBME, Brunel University and an industrial consortium.

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated group working at the interface of Chemistry, Materials, Chemical engineering and Nanomedicine. A high degree of collaborative work tackling important, interdisciplinary and industry focused science is being undertaken, which provides a highly stimulating environment in which to work. The post holder will undertake work in inorganic synthesis, especially the formation of gold nanoparticles. Additionally, the post holder will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the research strategy, and provide full records, analyses and internal reports of all research outcomes.

The appointment is funded by the EPSRC for a period of 12 months in the first instance and start date is as soon as possible.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate commitment to high-quality research and proven research skills. In particular, knowledge and experience in the use of x-ray diffraction, Raman, TEM/SEM and optical measurements. Candidates should have published work in international journals. Experience of microbiology is essential. The successful candidate will have a PhD. in either Chemistry, Inorganic Materials or Chemical/Process engineering and will ideally have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the position.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316-£31,719 per annum, including London Allowance of £3,031 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1676902

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Ivan Parkin ( Any queries on accessing the online application link can be directed to  

Closing Date: 28 October 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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