|Salary:||£33,348 to £43,155 with potential progression once in post to £45,737. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||23rd May 2023|
|Closes:||20th June 2023|
Contract Type: Fixed Term contract up to July 2024
The School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham is a vibrant and thriving academic community, with over 100 academic and research staff, 20 professional services staff and over 600 students. We provide an inclusive and supportive environment where we strive to support every member of staff in realising their career potential. With a strong focus on our four Research Themes of Energy, Sustainability, Environment and Health, and a number of interdisciplinary Interest Groups serving as testbeds to explore new and emerging areas of interest, we are a dynamic place to work.
You will join the O’Reilly Group, which develops path-finding biomimetic materials science. Group members focus on novel approaches to polymer synthesis and design through manipulation of the constituents and architecture of extended molecular chains. Inspired by the science of nature, O’Reilly Group researchers work across disciplines to engineer nanoparticles and create new approaches to nanotechnologies. Our work results in self-assembling ‘living machines’, responsive fluorescent probes, and molecules capable of precisely controlled release or cascade reactions. This fundamental research enables useful applications in personalised medicine, environmental safety and drug delivery.
The Research Fellow in DNA Templated Synthesis is expected to contribute to a wide range of research, in particular to undertake research into DNA nanotechnology and its application for materials discovery under the supervision of Prof. Rachel O’Reilly, responding to academic needs and timelines as required. The project work will be carried out within an EPSRC grant entitled ‘An Artificial Ribosome’ in collaboration with Professor Andrew Turberfield, University of Oxford. The Research Fellow will also contribute to publications, new grant proposal writing, and PhD student supervision.
The scope of the role will be wide-ranging and may include some of the responsibilities outlined below.
Candidates will need to have a first degree in area of specialism and hold a higher degree (PhD) in synthetic chemistry .
For further information please contact Prof. Rachel O’Reilly, email@example.com
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