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Research Associate in Preparation and characterization of 2D inks for biomedical applications
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016761

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 Per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 30 September 2022

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The appointment will be in the Department of Chemistry in Prof Casiraghi Group. The project will mainly focus on the preparation and characterization of inks based on 2D materials that can be used for biomedical applications. The project is funded by the EPSRC in the framework of the project 2D-Health ( The project includes collaborations with other groups in Manchester and companies. Prof Casiraghi Group invites applications for one postdoctoral research position to work on a project, whiting the 2D Health framework, dedicated to the exploitation of inks made of 2D-materials for biomedical applications.​​​​​​​

You should have a PhD in chemistry, material science or related subjects and will be expected to prepare and characterize inks made of 2D materials and also to have basic understanding on biomedical tests, such as cytotoxicity or have collaborated with biologists. You are expected to be able to study their physical and other properties with a wide range of techniques and to be able to communicate with chemists and biologists.  

A background in graphene and other 2D layered materials would be a considerable advantage, as would previous experience of developing 2D inks technologies.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered      

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Cinzia Casiraghi


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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