Research Associate

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate to conduct work in the area of optical biosensors. The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate an optical detection platform with the overall objective of developing a real-time patient monitoring system. Your work will focus on the experimental study of optical biosensor development, including the...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01341
  • Date posted 24 July 2020
  • Closing date 23 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate to conduct work in the area of optical biosensors. The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate an optical detection platform with the overall objective of developing a real-time patient monitoring system.

Your work will focus on the experimental study of optical biosensor development, including the preparation of polymers with optical properties and their characterisation. You will functionalise these optical polymers with analyte-selective receptors to develop quantitative, selective, sensitive sensors for continuous biomarker monitoring. Consequently, you need to be able to work across several disciplines, be able to combine experimental and theoretical work, and have a strong background in polymer chemistry, laser physics and optics. Depending on project requirements, you may also need to work in other areas, requiring a high degree of flexibility, self-motivation and ability to acquire new knowledge.

This post is based within the Yetisen Groupat Imperial College London, working under the supervision of Dr. Ali K. Yetisenand involve collaborations with a number of other internationally recognised bioengineering groups and clinicians. The Yetisen Group has received numerous awards for outstanding biosensors related research and comprises an international and multidisciplinary group of Research Fellows and PhD students.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Conduct high-quality research in biosensors
  • Managing the laboratory and implementing and maintaining safe working practices
  • Providing technical and practical guidance to undergraduates and graduate students
  • Participating in departmental teaching activities

Essential requirements

Enter essential knowledge, skills & experience

  • You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or a closely related discipline
  • Particular emphasis on biochemical sensors, polymer synthesis, functionalisation and optics
  • Have a proven world-class research track record in biosensors or biomedical engineering, as evidenced by first-author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 – £38,566 per annum

The post is available from October 1st, 2020 for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.  The post is based in in the Yetisen Group at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) under the supervision of Dr. Ali K. Yetisen.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr. Ali K. Yetisen (a.yetisen@imperial.ac.uk).

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG01341.  Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission. 

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact chemeng.staffing@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 23rd August 2020

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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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.

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Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.