|Salary:||£40,521 max salary (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||24th October 2023|
As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £40,521
Fixed Term contract up to December 2026
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in the area of cytocompatible polymer synthesis. The aim of the project is to develop polymeric coatings for mammalian cells to enhance cell functions and facilitate cell-cell interactions. The project will be hosted in the Arno lab, in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and is part of an EPSRC funded project. However, there will be the opportunity to visit collaborators in industry and abroad.
The postholder will be responsible for all aspects of the project which will include synthesis, data interpretation, cell culture handling and monitoring of cell behaviour through live cell assays. Training will be provided in all of the component techniques but demonstrable experience in a number of the aspects is required. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the project it presents an outstanding opportunity to learn more about biomaterials and cell engineering.
The role will also offer the opportunity to contribute to the development of research strategies within the group as well as co-supervise master students. Additionally, you will be expected to contribute towards the scientific health of the school of chemistry through outreach and teaching activities and should therefore possess good skills and ideally experience in these areas.
You should have completed (or be near to completion) an experimental PhD relevant to research area (Chemistry) or equivalent qualifications. You should have good synthetic chemistry experience that includes working a range of chemical synthesis methods as well as experience with the analysis of polymers and materials. You will also have expertise and experience of molecular characterisation techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, GPC etc. and ideally have experience in handling cell lines and testing cell-material interactions. You should have a practical mindset with a strong focus on problem solving and hands-on experience in a laboratory environment including instrumentation set-up and maintenance. You should have a record of publishing in leading international journals and/or at conferences.
Informal enquires can be made to Dr Maria Chiara Arno, firstname.lastname@example.org
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