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Research Assistant or Research Fellow

Cranfield University - School of Water, Energy and Environment - Water/Centre for Water, Environment and Development, Advanced Sensors Laboratory

Location: Bedfordshire, Cranfield
Salary: £34,450 to £37,337 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th January 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 4736

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD)

£34,450 per annum

Research Fellow (if PhD obtained)

£37,337 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire 

We welcome applicants with a passion and experience of but not limited to biosensing and microfluidics, wastewater-based epidemiology, analytical chemistry, synthetic biology, sewer modelling to join our advanced sensors team.

About the Role

The primary responsibility of Research Fellow is to conduct research on sensos development for wastewater surveillance, biocomputing using state-of-the-art facilities at in the advanced sensors laboratory at Cranfield University. 

Cranfield has a proud reputation for its research on the science, engineering and management of water and we have been driving innovation for over 40 years. You will contribute to the delivery of Cranfield University’s research portfolio in Advanced Sensors Laboratory for Water-Environment-Health led by Prof Zhugen Yang. The group’s work on sensing wastewater has received national and international recognition, for example, featuring in Science, and numerous media coverages (e.g., BBC News, The Washington Post, etc). The origami-paper device is currently featured at London Science Museum. 

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or close to completion) in biosensing, microfluidics, environmental science, microbiology, synthetic biology or relative disciplines and have experience of experimental skills sets on sensors development, wastewater surveillance, or reverse inference modelling for source tracking.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners. 

How to apply                                     

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof Zhugen Yang, Professor of Biosensing and Environmental Health on (T): +44123475 8310 or (E): zhugen.yang@cranfield.ac.uk and Web: www.zhugenyang.com

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4736.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 March 2024

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