We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in the role of an Advanced Microfluidics Specialist to participate in a research project led by Prof Marco Fritzsche between the Rosalind Franklin Institute (the Franklin; www.rfi.ac.uk) and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR; www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk) at the University of Oxford. The major focus of this collaboration is the establishment of the BioCOP technology. The post holder will work with Prof Fritzsche’s team to establish and maintain the BioCOP. It is expected that the position will provide opportunities for the post holder to innovate and publish on the development in microfluidics technology and biological insights resulting from the experiments supported. The biological component of the post will be achieved in close collaboration with BPI team members and collaborators.
This is a full-time 3-year fixed-term appointment with a possible additional 2-year extension.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Microfluidics Engineering, Chemistry, or a relevant discipline. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated experience in the design, fabrication, and alignment of advanced microfluidic chips. Experience in microfluidic chips mimicking immunological micro-environments in the context of health and disease and experience of experimental design, execution, and analysis relevant to the project is desirable for this role.
The Rosalind Franklin Institute (the Franklin) is a new national Research Centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology. Our work is focused into five complementary themes, which together will produce technologies which allow us to see the biological world in new ways, from single molecules to entire systems. This insight will speed up drug design and development, and push forward our understanding of human health and disease.
Location: The Franklin is based in Harwell Campus, UK’s innovation hub and well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe.
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Closing date: 17th December 2021 at 09:00
At the Rosalind Franklin Institute we welcome applications from all around the world!
Location Harwell and Oxford
Type of Post Full Time
Period of appointment 3 years’ fixed-term contract
Salary £33,0000 - 39,000
Closing Date 17/12/2021
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