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Postdoc Position Available: Developing Artificial Nanopores Based on Metal-Organic Complexes (Fixed Term)

last modified Jun 01, 2015 11:15 AM

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The group of Dr Ulrich Keyser, as part of the Biological and Soft Systems (BSS) Sector of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work on characterising novel, artificial, lipid-membrane based nanopores that are made from adaptive metal-organic complexes. The Research Associate (RA) will be part of an interdisciplinary research team comprised of two postdocs, one based in Physics and one in the Department of Chemistry. The grant is designed to combine the expertise of the groups led by Dr Keyser (Physics, characterisation of nanopores) and Prof Jonathan Nitschke (Chemistry, chemical synthesis) based here in Cambridge. The RA will be expected to work closely with the RA appointed in the chemistry department. The grant is sponsored by the EPSRC.

The project will start as soon as an applicant is appointed and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible. The candidate should have a PhD in physics, preferably biophysics, experience with black lipid membranes, single-channel electrophysiology, lipid vesicles, fluorescence microscopy, building optical setups, nanopore sensing, and importantly programming skills.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Kimberly Cole by email:

Please quote reference KA05587 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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