Research Assistant in 3D Printing for Pharmaceutical Device Manufacturing

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,331 - £32,817 per annum
16 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 30/11/2020
Salary: £28,331 - £32,817 per annum
Job category/type: Research

We are recruiting for a Research Assistant in 3D Printing for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing who will be part of Dr Dimitrios Lamprou’s research group. The successful candidate will be involved in the planning and delivery of a research programme to manufacture drug delivery systems and medical devices using innovative 3D printing technologies within the Nano/Microfabrication research group in the School of Pharmacy. This position is suited to a highly ambitious, productive, and collaborative individual.  

This group recently supported NHS efforts by designing and producing protective shield masks using a 3D printer in order to help meet the demands of the healthcare staff across the Belfast Trust in supporting patients with Covid-19.

The successful candidate must have:

  • 1st class degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a closely related discipline
    At least 1 year recent relevant research experience
  • Experience in the synthesis and physical characterisation of nanoparticles.
  • Experience in the use of Franz diffusion cells
  • Experience in a variety of Drug Delivery Systems
  • Experience in Stereolithography (SLA) and Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers
  • Experience on Computer?Aided Design (CAD)
  • Experience in the 3D printing of Microneedles  

This post is available for 12 months

The School of Pharmacy is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s. The School is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK. The School provides students with as authentic a learning experience and environment as possible. We have world leading research laboratories with the best technology in the industry. In the latest rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 the School has been ranked 1st in Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research and 2nd for Pharmacology and Pharmacy. 

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of Pharmacy hold an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

Please note on this occasion the University is unable to provide sponsorship for visa applicants for this particular post, as such applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be eligible.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Juan Dominguez Robles via email to J.DominguezRobles@qub.ac.uk.

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