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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: London Centre for Nanotechnology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: This exciting research position will be responsible for one or more of the following areas: NV nanomaterials, functionalisation and characterisation; Assay development including but not limited to: isothermal amplification, antibody-antigen targets; Biophysical modelling of assay; Development of a portable optical reader with microwave modulation; Machine learning models
Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD (or submitted thesis) in chemistry, physics, engineering, material science or a relevant subject (or at least have submitted their thesis) and expertise in one or more of the following areas: nanodiamonds/NV centres, nanobiosensors for disease detection, optics, device engineering and machine learning. The ability to multi-task and organise own work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines is essential
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1876855 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division London Centre for Nanotechnology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time (Job share considered) Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028£43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join i-sense EPSRC IRC https://www.i-sense.org.uk/ . All candidates must have an outstanding track record in creative, original independent research of the highest impact, ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and internationally, the ability to multi-task and organise their work to meet deadlines. This exciting research position will be responsible for one or more of the following areas: NV nanomaterials, functionalisation and characterisation Assay development including but not limited to: isothermal amplification, antibody-antigen targets. Biophysical modelling of assay Development of a portable optical reader with microwave modulation Machine learning models The position is based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology UCL and funded by i-sense, EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Agile Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases and AMR, and benefits from a large scale multidisciplinary project involving over 100 scientists, engineers and clinicians from UCL, Imperial College, Newcastle University, in conjunction with Public Health England and industrial partners. The vacancy is funded for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension. Key Requirements Applicants should have a PhD (or submitted thesis) in chemistry, physics, engineering, material science or a relevant subject (or at least have submitted their thesis) and expertise in one or more of the following areas: nanodiamonds/ NV centres, nanobiosensors for disease detection, optics, device engineering and machine learning. The ability to multi-task and organise own work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines is essential. Also, essential is evidence of independent contributions to research projects such as driving original ideas forward, excellent communication skills, a good understanding of statistics and wet lab experience. The person appointed to this exciting research position will be responsible for leading the development of the interdisciplinary research and will also be required to supervise students. The post holder will actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies and maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations. The post holder will carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by Prof Rachel McKendry and any changes to the duties will be made in consultation with the post holder. As part of their application (via the link below), candidates are requested to submit a short proposal (max 400 words) demonstrating their research vision for nanodiamond diagnostics. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis Further Details VVA job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Denise Ottley, d.ottley@ucl.ac.uk, at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice. Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Jo McHugh, j.mchugh@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 4 Jul 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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