KTP Associate (Development Scientist)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Aug 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Arch UK Biocides Ltd.    

The University of Manchester and Arch UK Biocides Ltd. are looking to recruit a Post Doctoral Research Associate to undertake this project which aims to develop lipid membrane models that facilitate experiments to understand how biocides (typically cationic surfactants) work to deactivate pathogenic microorganisms through membrane-lytic actions. This work will thus help shed light on the mechanisms underlying microbial adaptation to biocides.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop a career by integrating scientific knowledge of bactericidal actions with cutting edge industrial development in hygiene and preservation. 

You will require a PhD degree or equivalent (recently obtained or expecting to obtain) in Soft Matter/Biological Physics/Biophysical Chemistry or a related area. Prior experience and understanding of wet interfacial measurements, and prior expertise in key physical techniques such as neutron reflection and scattering for lipid films and related systems will be essential.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.  

Based at Arch UK Biocides Ltd., Blackley, Manchester, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Arch UK Biocides Ltd., and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.  

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name:Professor Jian R Lu
Email: j.lu@manchester.ac.uk
Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Tel: 0161 850 2004
General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.

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