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Research Associate
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33267

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 25/09/2020

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Salary: £30,942 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Pharmacy

Hours per week: 21

Employment Basis/Type: Part-time, fixed term

We wish to appoint a research associate in the field of drug delivery, who will play a pivotal role in two exciting projects at the interface between chemistry and biology. The Research Associate will work in parallel on two projects making polymer-drug conjugates for different therapeutic application. The projects involve both the synthesis and the in vitro evaluation of the conjugates. The Research Associate will be part of a team involving UK and international collaborators.

You will have:

  • Previous experience in the synthesis of polymer-drug conjugates.
  • Experience in the analytical characterisation of polymer-drug conjugates.
  • Experience of NMR, UV, and HPLC.
  • Experience in cell culture work.
  • Knowledge of the field of drug-delivery.
  • Knowledge of polymer-drug conjugates and design needs.
  • Previous experience in writing manuscripts for publication.
  • Experience in analysis of data and presenting data to a publication standard (figures and tables).

This position would suit candidates who have completed their PhD, or are close to submitting their PhD thesis.

​​​​​​​Interview date: 30th September 2020

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Associate Professor in Drug Delivery

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Professor in Biomedicinal Chemistry

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Francesca Greco

Contact name:

Helen Osborn

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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