0483-23 – Research Associate

Aston University


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Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng
Location: 
Aston University Main Campus
Salary: 

£36,333 to £43,155
per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term

(up to 12 months)
Basis: 
Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 30 June 2023
Interview Date: 
Tuesday 08 August 2023
Reference:  0483-23
Release Date:  Friday 16 June 2023

The researcher will work on a joint EPSRC/BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account Impact Builder project to develop electrospun nanomaterial webs for organotypic culture and future medical devices. Working across the Colleges of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) & Health and Life Sciences (HLS), the researcher will create a prototype and refine a new method of both recording from brain tissue and supporting the nutrient transfer of organotypically-cultured tissue sections. The new methods will vastly increase our understanding of biological signalling and facilitate future cutting-edge scientific and medical devices such as high-throughput drug screening or electrocorticography. The researcher will regularly meet and liaise with colleagues to ensure appropriate input, data sharing, and effective dissemination of results. In addition, the researcher will work with colleagues in EPS and HLS to share knowledge, skills and results via different means of communication. 

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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