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Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 to £39,610
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: 023219

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to an EPSRC funded project: Targeted Delivery for Hard-to-Treat Cancers, 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 use 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 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, £35,210 - £39,610

This position is full-time at 35 hours per week and has funding for up to 21 months in the first instance with opportunities to extend.

We anticipate the interviews will be held on Tuesday 27th November in Glasgow.

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.

Vacancy reference: 023219.

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 School of Chemistry currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

   
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