Post-Doc: Polymer Chemistry and Bionanotechnology

Research Fellow: Polymer Chemistry and Bionanotechnology

University of Birmingham -School of Chemical Engineering

Starting salary £27,854 a year, in a range up to £36,298 a year, with potential progression to £38,522 a year.
Post is available for 24 months. 

A Research Fellow position is available from March 2014 for a two-year EPSRC-funded project entitled “Surface-Based Molecular Imprinting for Glycoprotein Recognition” to work in the field of polymer chemistry and bionanotechnology.

The aim of this project is to generate surface materials with biological properties that are precisely controlled and manipulated at the molecular and nanometre length scales by interfacing nanotechnology with biological systems. This field of research is one of most exciting and potentially important areas of bionanotechnology, but so far little progress has been made partly due to the complexity involved in the design and fabrication processes. This project seeks to tackle this ambitious challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines polymer chemistry, nanochemistry, supramolecular chemistry and biochemistry.
Applications are invited from a suitably qualified postdoctoral research scientist to develop new paradigms and breakthrough methodologies based on polymer chemistry, nanochemistry, supramolecular chemistry and biochemistry to create flat and nanoparticle surfaces with molecularly well-defined chemical, physical and, in particular, biological properties. The postdoctoral fellow will join a productive research group within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
Applicant should have a PhD in a related subject and should have prior knowledge, experience and achievements in either polymer chemistry or bionanotechnology.
Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor. Paula M Mendes via email:
Applicants should complete an online application form, available from the website through the link shown below, where they should also provide an up-to-date CV, a letter of motivation, and the names of two scientific referees.
Closing date: 6 January 2014                                        
Reference: 52137


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