Research Fellow in Vivo Electrochemistry

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Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb

Contract Length: 42 months

Interview Date: See advert

We are currently seeking a fixed term Research Fellow for 3.5 years to work on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project. As the successful applicant, you will provide research support to a project that is focused on the development of a drug-eluting in vivo electrochemical probe to monitor age-related lower bowel dysfunction

Within this project we will develop a novel in vivo electrochemical probe to monitor, understand and track age-related changes in the lower bowel function. This will be achieved by the following objectives: (i) Convert the ex vivo electrochemical sensor into a drug-eluting in vivo probe (H.H.B. Hamzah et al, Anal. Chem., 2019, 91 (18), 12014-12020); (ii) Enhance the sensitivity and linear range of the in vivo probe to monitor contractions and mucosal signalling markers and (iii) Monitor in vivo age-related changes in lower bowel signalling and function.

For this post candidates must hold a PhD in an aligned subject area associated with electrochemistry, biosensing or bioanalytical chemistry. Applicants must have experience of making and characterising electrochemical sensors. Evaluation of the developed probe is a critical part of the proposal and therefore experience of conducting bioanalytical measurements on tissues is essential and conducting in vivo measurements is highly desirable.

In order to be successful in this post, you should have:

A good (1 or 2:1) degree, preferably in bioengineering, chemical engineering or chemistry and biochemistry
A PhD in an aligned subject area associated with electrochemistry, biosensing or bioanalytical chemistry.
Experience of making and characterising electrochemical sensors.
Experience of handling and working with animal model systems to conduct bioanalytical measurements.
Experience of conducting in vivo measurements is highly desirable, as evaluation of the developed probe is a critical part of the proposal
Informal enquires and further information regarding the project can be addressed to Professor Bhavik Patel (b.a.patel@brighton.ac.uk).

The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

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