Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Microfluidics

We are seeking a full-time/part-time postdoctoral research assistant to join Osney research group at the Department of Engineering Science Osney. The post is jointly funded by MRC CiC/Industry sponsor and is fixed-term to 31 June 2017.

Existing microfluidic approaches to cell based assays are complex and find limited translation to biological/medical applications. This project seeks to develop a new approach to manufacturing and operating microfluidics networks; where simplicity and biocompatibility are enhanced over existing methods through a novel printing methodology. You will work closely with biologists to implement demonstration of the method in cell based assays, contribute and/or lead publications and contribute to the development of a larger scale grant applications.

You should possess experience in microfluidics/engineering/biotechnology or closely related field and ideally have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor E.J Walsh (

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 September 2016 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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