|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£28,756 to £30,497|
|Placed On:||14th September 2021|
|Closes:||28th September 2021|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Polymer Chemistry on a project funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This project, with Dr Marloes Peeters as PI, seeks to develop polymer-based sensors for detection of antibiotics. Via identifying sources of contamination, we expect it is possible to combat accelerated development of antimicrobial resistance.
You will be based in the School of Engineering, specificially within the Advanced Materials and Electrochemical Engineering group in Chemical Engineering. Candidates should have a research background in a relevant project area including polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, or biomaterials. Desirable is experience in advanced polymer synthesis, such as production of molecularly imprinted polymers, and use of analytical techniques including NMR, use of confocal/inverted microscopes, and thermal analysis. Since the project is linked to an important societal issue (antimicrobial resistance), we expect the RA to take part in public engagement activities around this topic.
This role is part time for 18.5 hours per week for a fixed term period of 5 months.
For informal enquiries contact Dr Marloes Peeters, PI of the project (Marloes.email@example.com)
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