Research Associate (bio)electrochemistry fixed term

Job title Research Associate (bio)electrochemistry fixed term

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements This role is likely to be sponsorable under 2119

Placed on Thursday 14 October 2021

Closing date Sunday 31 October 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8784

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We have an exciting research opportunity for a passionate and adventurous researcher wanting to apply their skills in applied (bio)electrochemistry for energy harvesting from bodily glucose.  

About the role

At Bath, you will be working on the development of the glucose energy harvesting system, based on micro arrays of abiotic fuel cells, which will be used to power the implantable system. The role will mean you will be working closely with the collaborators from the other institutions involved in the project to be able to develop a technology that meets the energy demand of the implantable cardiac device to be developed and is integrated with the power management system required to store and release the energy generated.

About you

You will enjoy engaging staff of all backgrounds with different levels of experience in order to support the research project and achieve your own and the projects objectives. You will also have:

  • A PhD degree in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, physics, or materials science/engineering, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification
  • Expertise in (bio)electrochemistry and material science
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge fuel cell technology is desired but not essential

About the project

The project's vision is to eradicate avoidable mortality and disabilities caused by chronic conditions by generating a networked implantable system, comprising multiple bioelectronic nodes, each capable of sensing and intervening. A critical therapeutic driver in this space is the minimisation of invasiveness (device size and thus implantation method), reduced side effects and increased efficacy through a personalised intervention via continuous monitoring of the patient. This would allow for artificial intelligence (AI) to predict optimal therapies on the cloud to reprogram local parameters in the bioelectronic nodes in a fault-tolerant way.

This Research Associate vacancy is available as part of the ground-breaking project Symbiotic Intrabody Networks for Bioelectronics Therapeutics, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and involving collaborators from five English and Scottish universities with multidisciplinary expertise, ranging from engineering to clinical research and pathway to research translation into clinical trials.

The role is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering. For informal enquires please contact Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo. Email; Telephone; 01225385574

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.