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AquaBioSens - Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Digital Health & Biomedical Engineering

Location: Southampton
Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2024
Closes: 22nd February 2024
Job Ref: 2599024FP
 

Location: Highfield Campus

Full Time Fixed Term - 3 years

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Research Fellow

Applications are invited for Research Fellow position within the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. The work will involve the development of an “Organ on Chip” platform for sensing toxins in the aquatic environment. The post is part of a three year European project (AquaBioSens) and you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with cell biologists from the National Oceanography Centre.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in a relevant physical/engineering science. Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. The candidates must possess detailed knowledge and experience in design and fabrication of microfluidic systems, with skills in sensors, micro-fabrication, electronics and programming.

We are looking for a self-motivated person, able to organise their own research activities effectively, and collaborate successfully across disciplines. The successful candidate will be a good communicator and will be expected to take the lead in preparing reports, presenting results to the consortium and writing research papers. You must also be able to work effectively in a team and organize time, tasks and responsibilities with other team members.

The post will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) (http://ecs.soton.ac.uk). Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

Electronics and Computer Science provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme.

ECS holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees can participate in a childcare vouchers scheme.

To find out more about working at ECS, visit: https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/workinghere

You should submit your completed online application form by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above.

The University of Southampton holds a Silver Athena Swan Award. There is a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; generous holiday entitlement; subsidised health and fitness facilities; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

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