UCD requires a post doctoral fellow with a broad experience with nanomaterials' characterisation and interactions with biological species to support the industry-led development project NANOKINETICS funded by the Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology (CCAN). The role will involve preparation and characterisation of nanomaterial samples in different dispersion media with the purpose to develop and validate novel approaches to investigate the physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles in liquid dispersion. The position requires an individual with a strong level of autonomy but who is able to work well as part of a team, and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research environment, as well as a willingness to work at the interface between nanoscience and biology. The project is developed in close collaboration with Irish- and US-based industry partners, therefore understanding of intellectual property management and confidentiality is essential.
The successful applicant will be required to characterise nanomaterials using a range of techniques, including Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Differential Centrifugal Sedimentation (DCS), Electron Microscopy, protein samples using Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (1D-PAGE), develop and validate a novel platform to assess the dispersion properties of nanomaterials.
Closing date: 27th June 2014, 5 pm