Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Chemistry

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to an ERC funded project: Drug Delivery from Surface Chemistry of Truncated Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles (SCoTMOF) working with Dr Ross Forgan. The researcher will be working at the interface of nanomaterials preparation and analysis, and biological investigation. The project will involve the synthesis and surface modification of metal-organic framework nanoparticles as drug delivery devices, and will utilise a number of techniques, from diffraction, microscopy and light scattering for characterisation of nanoparticles, to fluorescence, flow cytometry and cell assays to investigate interaction with biological systems.

The successful candidate will have a degree PhD in Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, or Biochemistry with strong skills in nanomaterials characterisation. Experience with MOFs or other nanomaterials, and their interaction with cells and other biological materials would be an advantage.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding for 3 years.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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