Research Fellow in Material Science

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
12 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you have a background in biosensor and bioimaging research?  

Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The project aims to engineer dual functional (optical and magnetic) Upconversion Nano Particles by using various chemical methodologies, conjugate them with Affimers, antibodies to enable rapid and simultaneous detection of biomarkers related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) including acute myocardial infarction and stroke in vitro and, targeted detection and imaging of atherosclerotic plaque at the pre-clinical level.

The post-holder will be expected to play a full role in the conjugation of up-conversion nanoparticles with rare-earth ions with biomolecules (e.g., antibodies, DNA, RNA, protein, Affimer), biosensing, bioimaging, medical device fabrication, monitoring regulatory aspects and ethics, management of the biological aspects of sensor development and preclinical/clinical investigation of optical sensors.

The post-holder will be working mainly in the cardiovascular grouping within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM) and contribute to research and reflecting the collaborative work undertaken by Dr Sikha Saha, Professor Gin Jose and other researchers in the LICAMM, School of Biomedical Sciences, Astbury Centre, School of Chemical and Process Engineering and the NHS.  The research group comprising biologists, biochemists, engineers and clinicians and focuses on developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools for combating CVDs. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Sikha Saha, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4817, email: 


Professor Gin Jose, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2536, email,

Further Information

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 Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:     Discovery and Translational Science Department (DTSD)
Category:     Research
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:     100% fulltime equivalent
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (Fixed term for 36 months)
Release Date:     Friday 08 November 2019
Closing Date:     Wednesday 11 December 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief