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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16521
Date posted: 08-Jan-2019
Closing date: 05-Feb-2019

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and around 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to investigate mechanical sensing in cardiomyocytes. The post will be based within the School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.

The composition and the stiffness of the cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) change during development or in heart disease. Cardiomyocytes (CMs) and their progenitors sense these changes, which decides over the cell fate and can trigger CM (progenitor) proliferation, differentiation, de-differentiation or death. Our preliminary data suggested a cardiomyocyte specific rigidity sensing mechanism, but molecular details are still lacking. Also differences in the mechanical sensing and signalling between cardiomyocytes of different maturity are still elusive. This BBSRC-funded project uses state of the art nanotechnology, biophysical and imaging approaches to identify the key mechanosensitive elements in cardiomyocytes - depending on substrate stiffness, extracellular matrix composition and cardiomyocyte maturity or health.   The position will be based at Dr. Iskratsch’s lab (www.iskratschlab.com) in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. mechanobiology, biophysics, cardiovascular or stem cell biology). They should have prior research experience and contributions using mechanobiology or biophysical techniques, advanced imaging approaches, and computational analysis, as well as extensive experience with cell culture (ideally using induced pluripotent stem cells). Solid knowledge of cardiovascular and especially cardiomyocyte biology are desirable.

The post is full time and fixed term for 36 months. The project is funded by BBSRC and is expected to start as soon as possible. The starting salary is expected to be £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Thomas Iskratsch on t.iskratsch@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 5 February 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £37,411 to £44,015 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL17323
Date posted: 14-Jan-2019
Closing date: 11-Feb-2019

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS), a large School with 70 academics, approximately 45 research staff, over 200 PhD Students and around 1000 taught students. SEMS includes 26 academics, working in fundamental and applied aspects of materials science. The Schools are part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which comprises five schools and two institutes. The project is in collaboration with researchers in the universities of Manchester and Surrey, and industrial collaborators.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Materials Research Assistant to work on the development of new synthesis and processing routes for thermoelectric materials. Work with industrial partners to take the work towards commercialisations. The candidate should have experience of the processing and characterisation of sulphide thermoelectric materials, including spark plasma sintering. It would be beneficial if they had some experience of diffraction refinement and ab-initio calculations.

Applicants should have a degree in Materials Science or Physics. They should have expertise in advanced materials processing techniques.

The post is full time and fixed term for about 9 months. The starting salary will be in the range £37,411 to £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan).

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to m.j.reece@qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science can found at http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click on the link ‘apply’.

The closing date for applications is 11th February 2019 and interviews will be held very shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

 

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical workshop Technician

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,695-£44,015 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17542
Date posted: 15-Jan-2019
Closing date: 12-Feb-2019

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials science is looking for a skilled mechanical workshop technician to join its present team; the candidate will work in its newly refurbished research workshop located at the Mile End campus.

The applicant should have completed a relevant approved apprenticeship and be educated to BTEC/City and Guilds level in General Engineering.

The applicant must be skilled in the use of engineering machine tools for the manufacture of bespoke and unique scientific equipment as well as the manufacture of student projects. Experience with CNC and CAD/CAM would be an advantage. The successful applicant will work for a wide range of research areas within SEMS and will contribute to the School’s taught programs including ‘hands on’ workshop courses. Experience in the machining of a wide range of engineering materials is required and the use of TIG and MIG welding would be an advantage.

The applicant must be able to work to a high precision and be able to work as an individual and as part of the workshop team.

The post will be appointed at Grade 4 to Grade 5 depending on the successful candidate’s skill and experience level. Please see the job profiles for essential criteria for Grade 4 and Grade 5 appointment.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of March 2019. Starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £44,015 per annum (depending on experience and grading), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Lead Manufacturing Technician Dennis Ife d.ife@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the school can be found at www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 12 February 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

 

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