Designation/Position- Post-doctoral Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, UK invites application from post doctoral research associate position from eligible candidates.
About- The School of Physical Sciences (SPS) is situated in a newly refurbished laboratory on the Canterbury Campus – a green garden campus that overlooks the historic city – and just under an hour by high-speed train to London. It is part of the Faculty of Sciences within the University of Kent, and offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Chemistry, Forensic Sciences and Physics.
Research/Job Area- Chemistry, Engineering, Physics/Bio-physics or related subjects
Location- School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, UK
- A PhD in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics/Bio-physics or related subjects, or to be in the final stages of obtaining such a qualification or equivalent
- Experience of electrochemistry and an understanding of surface chemistry and approaches to characterisation
- The ability to carry our research independently and excellent collaborative & team working skills.
- A willingness to travel to the project partners and spend short periods of time embedded in their labs, as well as for conferences.
Job/Position Description- Research group is seek a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) on a fixed term basis with expertise in in electrochemistry, surface chemistry and materials fabrication to join the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent.
You will be part of a major cross-disciplinary project led by Dr. Rob Barker at Kent, bringing together expertise from five other institutions, the Universities of Cambridge, Bath & the University of the West of England, Imperial College London (ICL) and University College London (UCL).
The project, entitled “Optimising Me Manufacturing Systems” (OMMS) is funded through a prestigious 30-month research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). OMMS aims to develop a healthcare micro-factory that provides on-the-body manufacturing of therapeutics, continuously and in response to the body’s needs. The initial proof-of-concept focuses on the development of a manufacturing system for T-cell immunotherapies.
Grade 7: £34,189 – £39,609 per annum, fixed term
As a postdoctoral research associate you will:
- Undertake research at an internationally competitive level.
• Contribute to the development of the research project, specifically:
1. Exploring bio-electrochemical approaches to biological manufacture.
2. Designing materials and surface-chemistry approaches to control biological interactions.
3. Seeking innovative ways of integrating electrochemical processes into microfluidic devices.
• Disseminate research results to the project team, as well as through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
• Contribute to applications for funding for extensions of this project, or related work and Write up the research outcomes for publication in high quality peer reviewed journals.
How to Apply- Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
For Contact- The Resourcing Team on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref number: STM0956
Last Date for Apply–
Start date for applications: 03 September 2018
Closing date for applications: 05 October 2018
Interviews are to be held: 24 October 2018