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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

University of Oxford - Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th February 2024
Closes: 7th March 2024
Job Ref: 171013

Full-time, Fixed-term for 12 months

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Prof Molly Stevens’s lab at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery. The Stevens Group is based at the Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics and is also part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The post-holder will develop versatile materials-based platforms for targeted and controlled delivery of therapeutics using innovative polymer, lipid or nucleic acid therapies based on micro/nanoparticles. Advanced therapeutics offer extremely advantageous properties that can be manipulated using versatile surface chemistries and biofunctionalisation strategies. Further, micro/nanoparticles can give rise to innovative materials capable of delivering sensitive cargo in a well-controlled manner to target tissues. The post will liaise closely with researchers working on nanotechnology, biomaterials and regenerative medicine. This multi-disciplinary research requires knowledge of polymer chemistry, materials characterisation, biofunctionalization, and cell-material interactions. The post-holder will be active within a vibrant and multidisciplinary environment comprising multiple research strands in fundamental and applied bionanoscience. Based at Professor Molly Stevens’ group, the post will involve collaborations with other internationally recognised biomaterials and nanomaterials research groups. The Stevens Group has received numerous awards for outstanding biomaterials related research (www.stevensgroup.org) and comprises a diverse and multidisciplinary group of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. We are looking for a talented scientist who is a confident self-starter and a collaborative team member with impeccable work ethics.

In addition to having, or nearing completion of, a PhD degree in a relevant subject, candidates should have research experience in synthesis or micro-/nanoparticles and their evaluation for applications in therapeutic delivery. The candidate should also be able to manage their own research and administrative activities. Previous experience would be demonstrated by a proven track record of first author publications in peer reviewed journals.

The Role

This is a full-time position, initially fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance. The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, located at the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU.

Next Steps

To apply for this position, please submit your application by midday on Thursday 7th March 2024. Your application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for references

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews, which are likely to be held two weeks after the closing date.

Enquiries can be directed to the DPAG HR Team – hr@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford

While this is a full-time role, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements

We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. – DPAG Statement of Inclusion

 

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