Imperial College London – Department of Materials
|Salary:||£36,070 to £43,350|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||4th November 2016|
|Closes:||2nd December 2016|
Salary Range: £36,070– £43,350 per annum*
A full time, fixed term post for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility for further extension
Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges.
This position will work on the design and synthesis of scaffolds in a variety of tissue engineering applications. The post is based within the Biomaterials group at Imperial College London, working with Professor Molly Stevens and involves collaboration with a number of other internationally recognised biomaterials research groups. The Stevens Group has received numerous awards for outstanding biomaterials related research (www.stevensgroup.org) and comprises a very international and multidisciplinary group of Research Fellows and PhD students.
We wish to appoint a Research Associate to work on bioengineering and application of exosomes in a variety of drug delivery and regenerative medicine applications. This post is based within the Biomaterials group, working with Professor Molly Stevens and involves collaboration with a number of other internationally recognised research groups. The Stevens group has received numerous awards for outstanding biomaterials related research (www.stevensgroup.org) and comprises a very international and multidisciplinary group of Research Fellows and PhD students. The position is also in close collaboration with Dr Rongjun Chen’s group (www.imperial.ac.uk/people/rongjun.chen), which focuses on drug delivery and cell & gene therapy.
You will develop exosomes for a range of tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. You will be expected to develop exosomes to fully characterise these and then evaluate their potential for their translation using state-of-the-art techniques. To view ongoing research in the groups please visit www.stevensgroup.org and www.imperial.ac.uk/people/rongjun.chen. You will be offered extensive opportunities for collaborative work, both within and external to Imperial College.
You will have a PhD (or equivalent), in biomedical-related science or in chemistry, an engineering discipline or other relevant discipline, and have experience of exosome characterisation or use in bioapplications. You will also be expected to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of complimentary characterisation techniques. Excellent communication and organisational skills are necessary.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £31,740 – £33,370 per annum
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