UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate in Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Gobbo Group)

Location
Bristol, Bristol (GB)
Salary
£33,797 - £38,017
Posted
Feb 17, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 24, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry

Research Associate in Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Gobbo Group)

Job number   ACAD104458
Division/School 
 School of Chemistry
Contract type   Open Ended
Working pattern   Full time
Salary   £33,797 - £38,017
Closing date for applications   24-Feb-2020 

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the research group of Dr Pierangelo Gobbo in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. The position is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with funding for 36 months. The starting date is negotiable, but should be as soon as possible. 

The Gobbo Group is working on a research programme focused on the development of methodologies to link synthetic protocells together and organise them into extended, self-standing materials called protocellular materials. This is accomplished by using a wide range of chemical methodologies, including polymerisations, bio-orthogonal chemistry reactions, and self-assembly processes. For further information please visit https://gobbo-group.com. Funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the main responsibility of the Research Associate will be to start tackling the following exciting challenges of protocellular materials design and synthetic construction: 1) the development of novel functional protocell membranes; 2) the development of methodologies for the controlled assembly of protocellular materials and the characterisation of their tissue-like properties; and 3) the development of applications of protocellular materials in tissue-engineering and synthetic biology. 

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic researcher, with excellent organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will hold (or be working towards) a PhD in organic chemistry. While previous experience in the field of protocell design is not required, experience in functional molecules synthesis and characterization, surface functionalization and characterization, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization is essential. 

Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. The candidates should also provide the names of 2 referees who have been former supervisors. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Pierangelo Gobbo (pieragelo.gobbo@bristol.ac.uk).

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us. 

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