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Postdoctoral Research Assistant *Internal Only* - QMUL19932

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £33,324 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL19932
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Sep-2019
Closing date: 17-Sep-2019

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A Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the group of Dr Christian Nielsen to work on the development of novel organic bioelectronic sensors for epilepsy diagnosis within a project sponsored by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Wellcome Trust.

This particular research position will focus on the synthesis and characterization of novel conjugated organic materials for use in organic bioelectronics, specifically focusing on the development of new organic materials for efficient conduction of both ions and electronic charges. The successful applicant will synthesise and characterise the materials which will subsequently be tested in collaboration with project partners in the US. The successful applicant will work within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL under the direct supervision of Dr Christian Nielsen but will also collaborate closely with other partners in the project to investigate the biosensing properties and biocompatibility of these new materials.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a background in synthetic organic chemistry or a related field and be able to work effectively and sociably within a team and have knowledge in π-conjugated materials and materials science. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry, conjugated small molecule and polymer synthesis and the ability to interact within an interdisciplinary research area are vital.

This is a full-time, fixed term post available for 5 months with a start date as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary is £33,324 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and an interest–free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Christian Nielsen via e-mail:

For further information about the Nielsen Lab and the School, please see and

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The closing date for applications is 17 September 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


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