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PhD Testimony:

Jordan Thorpe: Existing PhD Student on the Programme Grant (RC3, Regenerative Medicine)

"I find the field of biomaterials particularly exciting, because the work being carried out here has real potential to translate into the real world. As a large multi-disciplinary team, we have people developing everything from new anti-microbial surfaces, to novel chemistries for drug delivery. 

The multi-disciplinary aspect of our projects is the greatest benefit of working within the Biomaterials group. As a stem cell biologist discovering new materials that support cardiomyocytes (heart cells), I work day-in day-out with several people specialised in chemistry and material sciences to develop our materials screening platform. This has allowed us to make good progress on the project, and adds real value to the research we are doing. I certainly would not have been able to do research like this alone!

The PhD itself is challenging and engaging, coming towards the end of my second year I have developed a lot since starting on the project. I have learnt how to plan experiments, manage my time effectively (even with so many things going on), there have also been plenty of opportunities to present my work to colleagues, and at conferences. The programme grant itself has also hosted a range of guest speakers from related research fields, industry, and business, which have been very informative. I feel confident to continue in this field of science after the PhD project, or even branch out into related industries with the skills I’m learning here." 


 

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Reference:MED324017
Closing Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Job Type: Research
Department: Life Sciences
Salary: £26,495 to £32,548 per annum depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

Advanced biomaterials are essential components in targeting drugs to treat infectious diseases and cancers, realising the potential of regenerative medicine and the achieving medical devices of the future.

Applications are invited to the above role to join a team at the University of Nottingham spanning Engineering, Science and Medical Faculties, collaborating with 4 leading international groups to move from existing 2D materials discovery methods to 3D methods. This post is part of a substantial 5 year EPSRC funded programme (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/biomaterials-discovery/) and will focus on investigating the immune-modulatory properties of different materials using a host of cutting edge analytical tools. In the first instance the focus of the project will be on understanding the structure function relationship of a number of polymers and topographies that are able to bias monocyte differentiation towards pro or anti-inflammatory macrophages.

The successful candidate will join Prof Ghaemmaghami’s group and will be working closely with other project collaborators and partners within the University of Nottingham, nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will have proven expertise in materials discovery particularly using high throughput approaches/platforms and relevant biological assays.

Candidates must hold a PhD or be near to completion of a PhD or equivalent in biological sciences/chemistry or related areas.

This full-time fixed-term post is available immediately for a period of 24 months.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Amir Ghaemmaghami, email amg@nottingham.ac.uk. 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.


 

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Reference: SCI324417
Closing Date: Monday, 9th October 2017
Job Type: Research
Department: Pharmacy
Salary: £26495 to £31604 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

Advanced biomaterials are essential components in targeting drugs to treat infectious diseases and cancers, in realising the potential of regenerative medicine and in creating the medical devices of the future. This substantial project investment recognises the major healthcare challenges faced by society and the role that new biomaterials must play in tackling them, such as tacking antimicrobial resistance.

We are searching for a highly motivated research scientist. This will be an exciting and well-resourced project which aims to redefine biomaterials discovery in a radical and flexible programme of work. It is an excellent career development opportunity, including resource for researchers to develop ideas supported by high quality mentoring and exchange visits with leading international collaborators including MIT, University of Maastricht and University of Southern Denmark.

This post requires a researcher in the areas of Chemistry, Materials, Pharmacy or a related discipline. This researcher’s tasks will be to bring together combinatorial topography (Topochip, Jan deBoer et al.) and chemical screening (Morgan Alexander et al.) to probe the inter relationship between these two key factors that define cell response to biomaterials. This will be undertaken initially on existing UV triggered acrylate, acrylamide and beta amino ester acrylate libraries, but will be extended in time to new libraries under development in other areas of the project and click alginate libraries developed by our MIT collaborators (Dan Anderson et al.). 3D printing technologies will be utilised in collaboration with the Nottingham Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in this area (Hague and Wildman).

This is a full time, fixed term contract for a period of 24 months starting December 2017.

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 http://tiny.cc/UoNPharmEandD

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Morgan Alexander, email: morgan.alexander@nottingham.ac.uk or Elizabeth Hufton, email: Elizabeth.hufton@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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


 

 

Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6246
email: elizabeth.hufton@nottingham.ac.uk