Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Magnetic Microbubble Mediated Drug Delivery

Applications to be received by 12pm on Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join a collaborative team working between the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science and the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The post is funded by Heart Research UK and is fixed-term for 12 months with the possibility of a further 2 year extension.

The person appointed will be responsible for leading the effort of using magnetically guided microbubbles to deliver thrombin for the treatment of pseudoaneurysms.

You should possess a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant branch of engineering, physics or chemistry. You should have experience in the fabrication of encapsulated structures for biomedical applications and techniques for their characterisation. You should have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers with both physical and life sciences backgrounds engineers, biologists and clinicians and have strong evidence of research achievement to date. Experience with biomedical ultrasound imaging is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 27 November 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Contact: Professor Eleanor Stride