Research Associate in Plasma Polymerisation and Jet Technologies Lancaster University, Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate in Plasma Polymerisation and Jet Technologies


Salary: £27,831 to £32,236

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: A2516

This is a 6 month, fixed-term post and is funded through MRC Proximity to Discovery funding aimed at rapid translation of technology into industry.


This position arises from the combining of two short, focused projects addressing the development of plasma polymerisation and plasma jet technologies for applications in dentistry and healthcare.


The objective of project 1 is to build a plasma reactor and provide coatings by plasma polymerisation for adhesion testing in the context of improving the adhesion of dental materials to the gum.


The objective of project 2 is to optimise the release (from microparticles) of a potent biocidal agent by a plasma jet.


Both projects are industry–led and the position is ideal for someone who already has expertise in plasma technology and wants experience of applying their expertise on industrial projects.

Lancaster University is consistently highly ranked (~top 10) in the UK university league tables. It is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England close to the stunning Lake District National Park.


You should have, or expect to have, a PhD in biochemistry or chemically-related sciences, coupled with experience of microbiology, cell culture methods and of the use of plasma technology, either for thin film coating or as plasma jets, to decontaminate microbes.


Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome, in which case contact Prof Rob Short or David Cheneler


The Chemistry Department is committed to flexible working on an individual basis, welcome and embrace diversity, and are committed to the Athena SWAN principles.


We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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