Research Fellow in Mineralized Tissues
Are you interested in oral hard tissues such as dental enamel and dentine? Do you have skills in synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques and data analysis? Would you like to join a multidisciplinary team using and developing novel synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to investigate dental hard tissue hierarchical structures?
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a new team led by Professor Maisoon Al-Jawad to work on an exciting new project in the Department of Oral Biology within Leeds School of Dentistry in collaboration with international colleagues at synchrotron facilities. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will be using and developing cutting edge synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study 3D hierarchical mineralized tissue structures in dental enamel and related hard tissues. The project involves the development of novel techniques, beyond those currently being used to study oriented structures at multiple length-scales in hierarchically organised mineralized tissues.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion, meaning, submitted initial version of thesis at point of application) and will have a first degree in physics, bioengineering, biomedical sciences or related discipline. You will also have experience of working both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally to synchrotron facilities and collaborating institutes.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Maisoon Al-Jawad, Dept of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry gained the Silver award in October 2017. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: School of Dentistry
Section: Department of Oral Biology
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: Full time
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months - specific project for a limited period)
Closing Date: Sunday 06 October 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief