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KTP Research Associate (Cell Biologist/Biomedical Materials Scientist) - QMUL23816

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £31,613 - £32,454 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23816
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15-Dec-2020
Closing date: 15-Jan-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a full-time KTP Research Associate - cell biologist or biomedical materials scientist with skills in cell culture and characterisation of cell response.

The main goal of this project is to establish an in vitro test facility within Lucideon to complement their existing materials physico-chemical characterisation services and represents an excellent opportunity for the candidate to gain valuable experience addressing both academic and commercial challenges.

The project is funded through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which supports collaboration between business and universities The post will be based predominantly at the Lucideon facility in Stoke-on-Trent with time also spent working in the research labs of Dr Karin Hing (School of Engineering and Materials) and Dr Simon Rawlinson (Institute of Dentistry) at QMUL, London.

About You

The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong competency in a range of biomedical assay techniques and would ideally have experience of working with healthcare related materials. Expertise and experience in cell culture are essential. Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills are required.

About the School/Company

The School of Engineering and Materials Science, SEMS, is a large School with 70-80 academics, a similar number of postdoctoral research staff and around 1000 students. Both the staff and student body are international in make-up. SEMS has a strong track record in medical device innovation, technology transfer and industrial collaboration. 

Lucideon is a leading UK provider of materials technology that applies its specialised ceramics and materials expertise to a range of sectors, from aerospace and construction to healthcare. Lucideon combines expertise across multiple disciplines to develop in-house technology platforms for licensing and to work with clients to resolve production inefficiency issues and optimise or innovate products.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is a full time, fixed-term appointment for 30 months, available as soon as possible, and dependent on current movement and laboratory access restrictions in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The successful candidate should be in a position to start the post by early March 2021. The starting salary will be in the range of £31,613 - £32,454 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Karin Hing at 

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.  

The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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