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Early Stage Researcher Fellowship in Biosensors

University of Plymouth - School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £39,740.67 to £43,484.37 per annum with family allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th October 2022
Closes: 7th November 2022
Job Ref: A9086

CombiDiag (Peripheral Biomarker Based Combinatorial Early Diagnostics for Dementia) is an international doctoral network funded mainly under Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to train Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). It brings together leading academic and industrial experts in Europe and worldwide, and builds a triple-i (interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international) research & training platform with the required multidisciplinary expertise and cutting-edge technologies for the development of peripheral biomarker based combinatorial early diagnostics for dementia.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed candidate to participate in this innovative research and training programme. The Research Fellow will be funded by UK Research and Innovation and will work alongside the other ESRs in the CombiDiag network. You will be based in the Wolfson Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory at Plymouth, which is a cleanroom-based lab equipped with state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization facilities. The primary aim of this project is to develop multiplex graphene biosensors for the detection of peripheral AD biomarkers for point of care applications in early-stage AD diagnostics.

You will be working on the development of graphene biosensors alongside with other researchers, having several secondment opportunities with partner institutions and attending a series of training events of the CombiDiag network over the three-year period. You will be expected to register as a staff candidate PhD student at the University of Plymouth on satisfying the enrollment criteria of the Doctoral College.

Requirement & eligibility:

Qualifications First degree with a minimum of 2.1 honors in a relevant field (e.g. biology, biochemistry, electronics, physics, or related discipline). A Master degree or PhD level research experience would be particularly welcome 

Mobility rule at the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation (UK) for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Early stage researcher rule Candidates for ESR positions are expected to have less than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience at the selection time and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week for 36 months on a fixed term contract of three years starting 1st February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

For an Informal discussion please contact Professor Genhua Pan  gpan@plymouth.ac.uk or Dr Yinghui Wei yinghui.wei@plymouth.ac.uk.

Please note, CV’s and applications received by mail or e-mail will not be considered. 

Closing Date:         12 Midnight, Monday 7th November 2022

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 14th November 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

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