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Post Doctoral Researcher, Biochemist Research

Post Doctoral Researcher, Biochemist Research - Godmanchester (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Salary - Circa £35k+ Health and Dental care + Life Assurance + Pension + 27days Holidays

The Client

The company are a leading firm who provides complementary expertise and knowledge to accelerate the translation of research into products.

Our client has an interest in a huge range of novel technologies and actively works with partners to develop the potential for these technologies into marketable solutions.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Biochemist, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, interested in bringing to market the next generation of fluorescent markers for biological applications.

In this role, you will provide a strong scientific contribution to the development of fluorescent nanoparticles.

Specifically you will be involved in the functionalisation of the surface of nanoparticles and the attachment of biological receptors including small molecules and proteins for recognition of specific biomarkers in a number of biological labelling applications.

You will evaluate the potential and optimise the performance of bio-functionalised fluorescent nanoparticles for end-use applications.

Skills and Experience

You will hold a Biochemistry or Chemistry PhD or alternatively a degree with equivalent relevant research experience gained in an industrial or academic environment.

Extensive experience of surface chemistry and / or functionalisation of nanoparticles or surface attachment of biomolecules (for example, antibodies, DNA) is an essential requirement.

In addition, experience in one or more of the following areas would be highly desirable:

Biological assays (for example ELISA, micro-array, cell labelling or flow cytometry).

Synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles.

Knowledge of fluorescent materials (for example small molecule dyes, quantum dots or lightemitting polymers).

We are looking for someone self-motivated with a proa