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Research Fellow - Biosciences

School of Applied Sciences

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £36,382 to £43,434 per annum
Contract Length: 24 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Reference:  AP4026-21-403

Join our research group which has a long history of developing novel polymers for drug delivery and medical device applications within the new School of Applied Sciences.  The project builds on a longstanding industrial collaboration in the field of contact lens research and focusses on the advancement of fundamental knowledge in the field to improve and advance the present state-of-the-art in contact lens technology.

Working alongside a research fellow in biomedical polymer technology, you will be expected to contribute to the development of novel clinically reflective bioassays to support the biological evaluation of novel approaches to improve the performance polymeric hydrogel materials used in contact lens applications.

You will need:

  • a good (1 or 2:1) degree in a relevant biological discipline and a relevant post-graduate qualification/PhD or equivalent professional experience
  • knowledge and competence in the bioevaluation of materials using modern bioanalytical techniques in cell and molecular biology such as cell and organ culture, western blotting, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, proteomics/genomics.
  • an ability to creatively translate knowledge to support innovation across disciplinary boundaries
  • a curiosity driven approach to investigative research and commitment to highest standards of laboratory practice.
  • an ability to communicate complex information clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing using appropriate IT skills
  • an ability to work as part of a team in an academic/industrial environment working to strict deadlines in terms of project deliverables

This post is fixed-term for 24 months as funding is limited with the possibility for extension depending on the progress and available funding.  For an informal discussion please contact Professor Andrew Lloyd by e-mailing

This is a full-time, fixed term post for 24 months. Job-sharers are welcome to apply.

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