Research Fellow In Ultrasonic Levitation – School Of Chemistry – 98049 – Grade 7
University Of Birmingham
Research Fellow in Ultrasonic Levitation – School of Chemistry – 98049 – Grade 7 – (210001LM)
School of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year. As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £36,914.
Full Time / Fixed Term Contract for up to 12 months
Closing date 17 September 2021
Background We are seeking applications for a research fellow position to support all activities in DrRuchi Gupta’s group, and to specifically to develop systems for droplet levitation and manipulation in 3D by shaping of ultrasound waves. Successful delivery of such systems will have revolutionary impact on drug discovery, disease diagnosis, and industrial biotechnology.
Summary of Role • To undertake research into ultrasonic levitation systems including their design, finite element modelling, construction, characterisation, integration with optical detection, and application under the supervision of DrRuchi Gupta. • To support research within the group to solve problems, collaborate and innovate in scientific directions for the group. • To produce regular written and oral reports pertaining to the projects as requested; attend regular project and group meetings; give regular presentations to the group and collaborators; attend national and international conferences giving poster and oral presentations; write papers for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals, proof reading of papers and reports. • To supervise research students, be responsible for installation and maintenance of equipment and training of personnel on equipment.
Main Duties/Responsibilities • Analyse and interpret data • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding • Contribute to developing ideas, directions, research objectives, models, techniques, and methods • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc. • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline • Undertake management/administration arising from research • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research related administration • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the research group, School, College, and the University, often under supervision of a project leader • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research • Deal with the problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
erson Specification • Completed a PhD (or be near to completion) in Engineering, or equivalent qualifications • Significant experience in designing and building ultrasonic systems particularly, those for levitation of droplets and/or particles • Some experience in modelling acoustic levitators using finite element modelling packages such as COMSOL Multiphysics. • Experience in designing optical and electronics instrumentation, and analytical systems is highly desirable. • Interest in interdisciplinary research and willingness to learn new techniques. • Ability to keep up to date with new developments in the fields relevant to own research projects • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, both as a leader and team member, on research programmes. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary project area of research. • Ability to initiate, plan, organise, implement, and deliver programmes of research work to tight deadlines. • Ability to write and give presentations to both national and international audience standard and communicate complex information clearly. • Ability to install and maintain relevant equipment and to train other personnel on operation of the broad range of equipment maintained within the group • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly
Informal enquiries can be made to DrRuchi Gupta, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0121 414 6119.
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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working
Primary Location: GB-GB-Birmingham
Job: Academic Non-clinical
Job Posting: 30.08.2021, 6:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis): 30,942.00
Maximum Salary: 36,914.00
Advert Close Date: 18.09.2021, 5:59:00 AM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 09.01.2023