Research Fellow in Polymers for Affinity Binding of Biologics, University of Nottingham, UK

University of Nottingham
Research Fellow
Study in:UK
Deadline: 28 November 2017

Research Fellow in Polymers for Affinity Binding of Biologics (fixed-term)

Closing Date
Tuesday, 28th November 2017
Job Type
£29799 to £32548 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

An enthusiastic and innovative polymer scientist is sought for a key role in a new industry-funded project. The purpose of this role will be to prepare high affinity binding polymers for selective sequestration of biological targets in conjunction with the industry sponsors. The work will also involve developing research objectives, conceiving new ideas, and working closely with virologists and materials/separation scientists at the industrial partners for this research project.

The post will primarily be based at the School of Pharmacy but will also involve work in the virology labs in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. This multidisciplinary project offers significant opportunities to work with expert separations and materials scientists at EMD Millipore, a world-leading manufacturer in this area.

The person appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research and will be responsible for writing up their work for industry reports and publication in line with project goals. There will be plenty of opportunity to use initiative and creativity, and to identify new directions for research in molecular recognition materials.

Candidates must have a PhD thesis in organic or polymer chemistry, pharmacy or related discipline.

This post is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years, with possibility for further renewal dependent on project progress).

The University of Nottingham has a range of policies to promote equality and diversity in the workplace which are fully supported and promoted by the School through its Equality and Diversity Committee. The School welcomes applications from all candidates and you can read more about our commitment to equality and diversity at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cameron Alexander (, tel 0115 846 7678 Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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