Research Associate in Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Cells and Tissues

Research Associate in Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Cells and Tissues

Imperial College London (ICL)

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job Title: Research Associate in Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Cells and Tissues

Department/Faculty: Department of Materials, Faculty of Engineering

Salary: £37,904-45,547 per annum

Contract: Full-Time, Fixed Term Appointment for 24 months in the first instance

Campus: South Kensington and White City

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a Research Associate to characterise tissues and cells as well as understand cell behaviour and response to biomaterials by applying Raman spectroscopy as a characterisation technique. These applications of Raman spectroscopy will be to elucidate interactions at the cell-material interface for a number of material systems, including nano and micro-materials. This post is based within the Biomaterials group at Imperial College London, working with Professor Molly Stevens and involve collaborations with a number of other internationally recognised stem cell, biomaterials and (nano)materials research groups. The Stevens Group has received numerous awards for outstanding biomaterials related research ( and comprises a very international and multidisciplinary group of Research Fellows and PhD students.

The Research Associate will apply Raman spectroscopic techniques to analyse innovative materials and their interactions with cells and tissues. The Research Associate will perform chemometrics/multivariate data analyses and interpretation of the Raman spectral images in the Matlab scripting environment. You will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary environment and be active in multiple projects within our labs and through collaborations. To view ongoing research in the group please visit You will be offered extensive opportunities for collaborative work, both within and external to Imperial College.

You will be a conscientious, innovative experimental scientist with significant experience in Raman spectroscopy who has successfully completed a PhD (or equivalent) in physics, biomedical engineering, optical bioimaging or materials science or a bioengineering discipline or similar. Experience in applying Raman spectroscopy to materials and cells for applications in regenerative medicine and bioapplications is required and essential.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 – £35,061 per annum.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Molly Stevens,

To apply, please visit our website: You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number ENG00689.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Darakshan Khan (

Closing date: 25 February 2019

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