Research Fellow - Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
£35,844 - £40,322
07 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the area of biomedical microsystems. The successful candidate will conduct research work for the development of a novel Wearable and Flexible Biosensing Platform. This position is funded by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project grant(EP/P018998/1). The project is focused on the development of a flexible platform integrated with multi-functional microfluidics and biosensors for simultaneous manipulation of liquids and sensing biomolecules. You will work closely with the group of Prof Richard Fu, Prof Glen McHale and Prof Stephen Todryk at Northumbria University, UK. The contract will be followed by an additional fixed term 6-month contract on which you will continue your research as an independent research fellow.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of lab-on-chip devices, bio sensing principles and microfluidics, especially for applications in cellular detection. A PhD in a relevant discipline is essential, relevant postdoctoral experience is desirable. In addition to the scientific work, the candidate is expected to contribute to the dissemination of the project outcomes. Demonstration of proficiency in publishing scientific work is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact please contact Prof Richard Fu on 0191 227 4662 or email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 15/12/2019