Research Associate

Department of Bioengineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £40,858 - £48,340
  • REF: ENG01575
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

This Postdoctoral Research Associate position has a one-year duration but is potentially extendable. The work scope is to investigate and further develop a patented, novel and highly promising haemostatic technology, including further research to improve the technology, as well as product development in conjunction with commercialization activities. This technology involves an easily fabricated nano-structural coating on cotton fabric, which enables a hydrophobic resistance to limit blood loss, yet causes quick clotting, bacteria resistance, and extremely easy detachment after clotting. We envision that this new technology can reduce complications in serious accidents and surgeries and generate important impact in medicine. The successful candidate will work with both materials and haematology experts to gain a multi-disciplinary exposure.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Scientific research and product development activities including

– Fabrication, testing and optimization of nanostructured haemostatic materials

– Biological assay to determine blood responses to the haemostatic materials

– Product design, prototyping, and testing of haemostatic devices

  • Presenting findings to colleagues at internal and external meetings and conferences
  • Drafting publications for scientific publication
  • Assisting and supervising post-graduate students and visiting visitors

Essential requirements

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in material science or haematology or relevant fields.
  • Experience in nanofibrous material fabrication, electrospinning, and blood biological assay work will be a plus.
  • Evidence of academic excellence.

Further information

This position is full time and fixed term for 1 year and based at our White City Campus.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

Closing date: TBC

For informal enquiries about the post, please Dr. Choon Hwai Yap at

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Michelle McCartney at

For technical issues when applying online please email

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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