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Position: Research Associate in Biosensing
Institution: Imperial College London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Design nanomaterials for biomolecular detection that output quantitative signals in presence of biomarker targets; Use DNA/RNA molecular biology techniques to interface with nanomaterials for amplification for applications in biosensing; Materials based characterisation of innovative nano/microcarriers; Undertake the associated data analysis and interpretation of data including either developing or liaising with others to use chemometrics and multivariate analysis in the Matlab scripting environment; Help the other research staff, technicians, and students in the daily management of the group laboratories and facilities; To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions; To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations, and the web
Requirements: Research Associate; Hold a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or Engineering or Biochemistry or similar subjects; Research Assistant: A first degree (or equivalent) or a Masters (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering or Biochemistry or similar subjects; Experience in nanomaterial design for biosensing applications; Experience in running biosensing assays
   
Text: Research Associate in Biosensing Apply now Save this job Job summary The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a Research Associate in Biosensing to develop nanostructured materials and surfaces for detection of disease biomarkers. The post involves a multidisciplinary approach in materials science, integrating organic and inorganic chemistry or Raman microspectroscopy, to develop devices for ultrasensitive biosensing. This post is based within Professor Molly Stevens’ group and involves collaborations... Job listing information Reference ENG02149 Date posted 19 May 2022 Closing date 22 June 2022 Key information about the role Location South Kensington Campus (map) Position type Full time, fixed term Salary £36,694 - £49,210 plus benefits Department Department of Materials Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher Job description Job summary The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a Research Associate in Biosensing to develop nanostructured materials and surfaces for detection of disease biomarkers. The post involves a multidisciplinary approach in materials science, integrating organic and inorganic chemistry or Raman microspectroscopy, to develop devices for ultrasensitive biosensing. This post is based within Professor Molly Stevens’ group and involves collaborations with a number of other internationally recognised biomaterials and (nano)materials 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 postdoctoral researchers and students. Duties and responsibilities Key Responsibilities Design nanomaterials for biomolecular detection that output quantitative signals in presence of biomarker targets. Use DNA/RNA molecular biology techniques to interface with nanomaterials for amplification for applications in biosensing. Materials based characterisation of innovative nano/microcarriers. Undertake the associated data analysis and interpretation of data including either developing or liaising with others to use chemometrics and multivariate analysis in the Matlab scripting environment. Help the other research staff, technicians, and students in the daily management of the group laboratories and facilities. To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions. To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations, and the web. To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research groups. To take initiatives in the planning of research. To conduct data analysis. To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times. To write reports for submission to research sponsors. To present findings to colleagues and at conferences. To publish in high quality refereed journals. Essential requirements Candidates/post holders will be expected to demonstrate the following: Research Associate; Hold a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or Engineering or Biochemistry or similar subjects Research Assistant: A first degree (or equivalent) or a Masters (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering or Biochemistry or similar subjects Experience in nanomaterial design for biosensing applications. Experience in running biosensing assays. Experience on micro- / nanofabrication strategies to develop functionalised nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces. Experience in nanomaterial and chemical-based characterisation techniques, such as NMR, UV-vis, microscopy and spectroscopy. Experience in physicochemical characterisation techniques (e.g. Raman microspectroscopy, spectroscopy, SANS/SAXS, etc.) Experience in multivariate analysis and Matlab scripts (or similar software) Experience in writing papers focusing on biosensing, including a number of first-authored papers in well-respected journals Further information *Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694- £39,888 per annum. Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Molly Stevens m.stevens@imperial.ac.uk Further guidance about the recruitment process may be sought from Mrs Darakshan Khan ( d.khan@imperial.ac.uk ). For technical issues when applying online, please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research / We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Documents Job-Description-RA-Biosensing-April22 - ENG02149.pdf About Imperial College London Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. Additional information Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are: Respect Collaboration Excellence Integrity Innovation In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk .
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