Job offer available in Scotland Research Associate in Microfluidics/lab-on-a-chip at University of Glasgow

College of Science and Engineering

Salary:  £28,660 – £32,236 /£35,210- £39,610 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated researcher to join us and work on a project to develop a new method for rapid diagnosis of pathogens and their antibiotic resistance.

The project aims to tackle the emerging challenge of the global spread of ‘antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR) – one of the biggest threats to human health. The project is funded by Innovate UK in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Epigem Ltd in the UK, as well as academic, industrial and clinical partners in China.

The purpose of this post is to develop an integrated microfluidic platform to capture small numbers of bacteria from clinical samples (e.g. blood). This will be followed by rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests using Single Cell analysis. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in microfluidics and knowledge of dielectrophoresis or acoustic wave technology.

The ideal candidate should have an awarded (or recently submitted) PhD with a background in engineering, physics, micro-analytical systems and/or microfabrication. Experience with cell analysis and microscopy is desirable. The work will be based in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Professor Huabing Yin, Professor Jon Cooper and Dr Julien Reboud. You will benefit from interactions with a large multidisciplinary team of more than 40 researchers in well-equipped facilities, as well as exposure to industrial and academic partners through international research exchange activities.

Informal enquiries and requests for further information can be made to Prof. Huabing Yin (Tel 0141 330 4109, e-mail: huabing.yin@glasgow.ac.uk).

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