Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Chemical Engineering

Contract duration: Fixed-term until 31 July 2019

Engineering Vesicle-based Ultrasensitive Biosensors

A Research Fellow position is available for an ERC-funded project to undertake research on the design, evaluation and optimization of sophisticated vesicular systems for biosensing applications. This project addresses the need to develop accurate, reliable, fast-responding and cost-effective biosensors that can offer high enough sensitivity to detect trace amounts or low levels of target molecules in complex biological samples. In this context, this interdisciplinary project aims to develop and synthetise a new generation of biosensors through innovations in the design and development of vesicle-based sensing systems. Self-assembly, vesicles, nanoreactors, reactivity of membranes, membrane coupled reactions and vesicle compartmentalization constitute the scope of the project.

The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations within the research group, as well as externally with experimental groups across University of Birmingham and other institutions.

A PhD in engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics or a related field is required for this position. Prior knowledge, experience and achievements in the design, synthesis and characterization of vesicular systems are required.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a productive research group within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor. Paula M Mendes via email:

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 57468 in all enquiries.

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