Research Assistant – Characterisation of optical properties of structural coloured bacteria

Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

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University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £27,116-£31,406
  • REF: MA29719
  • Closes: 26th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

We invite applications for a Research Assistant to work within the group of Prof. Silvia Vignolini at the Department of Chemistry. The position will be focused on the characterisation of the optical properties of structural coloured bacteria and exploitation of their behaviour for photolithography applications.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a Masters degree in biology, biotechnology or material science with clear experience in cell biology, microbiology and microscopy. Expertise in spectroscopy would be advantageous.

The position is available immediately.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding applying online for this post, please contact Jasmine Wilkinson

Please quote reference MA29719 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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