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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate in nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery

Aston Medical School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £29,605 to £44,263 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07 to Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (10 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 18 December 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 08 January 2024
Reference:  0834-23
Release Date:  Monday 20 November 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a vibrant research laboratory within the School of Health and Life Sciences (HLS) – Aston Medical School under the supervision of Dr Lissette Sanchez-Aranguren.

The research fellowship will be focused on developing a novel nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery system targeting specific cellular organelles, having the required support, guidance, and mentoring to embark on a research project aiming to bring together concepts from synthetic biology and the biosciences with the purpose of elucidating the potential of these novel delivery systems to modulate biological scenarios.

You will regularly meet and liaise with colleagues to ensure appropriate input, data sharing, and effective dissemination of results. You will also be expected to draft and submit high-quality papers, technical reports and contribute to grant funding applications to sustain continuous research within Dr Sanchez-Aranguren’s group funding. 

You will have experience in the design, characterisation and biochemical detection of functionalized nanoparticles (particularly, liposomes) with a focus on translational medicine with the view to deliver metabolic drug/compounds with a patient-friendly approach efficiently. You will be appointed as a Grade 8 if you have been awarded your PhD.

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