Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics and biophysical chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of 12 months in the first instance, with an option to extension.
The project focuses on taking single molecule mass photometry based on interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT) to the next level through advanced image processing. The candidate will be involved with the development of novel data analysis routines, both based on image processing and further analysis. The candidate will be able to obtain respective data by running experiments, but will also benefit from a large research group and extensive collaborations.
The goal is to capitalise on the significant hardware advances in the technology and optimise the information content through advanced analysis, based on preliminary results that suggest that considerable advances in extractable information are possible. In addition, a strong statistics background will be advantageous to put obtained results on a solid backing. There will be extensive opportunities to immediately apply the developments to a broad range of problems in the life sciences, and use this feedback to produce a genuinely useful technology that can address the most pressing contemporary questions ranging from fundamental research to diagnostics.
Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and developing ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers
You should have a PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering or a related area (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment.
The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.
Only applications received before 12;00 midday on 20 March 2019 can be considered.
The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.