UK: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Technology for Waterborne Pathogen Detection at Heriot-Watt University

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Salary: £29,541-£36,298 depending on experience

Description: The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on an EU-funded interdisciplinary project within the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3) and the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS) The international, collaborative project, funded by the European Union under a FP7 grant, aims to develop new methods of monitoring of waterborne pathogens in water and food. The work undertaken at Heriot-Watt University is related to the design and development of new technologies to perform sample processing and detection of pathogens. The position will explore the use of microfluidics in the concentration and isolation of particular pathogens.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD in microsystems or systems engineering with hands-on expertise in one or more fields of microfluidics, microsystems, systems integration, microfabrication and detection technologies. Experience of working with biological/environmental applications would also be desirable. The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Marc Desmulliez and Dr Helen Bridle, alongside other Research Associates and PhD students in a group with an international make-up. We are looking for creative and highly motivated researchers willing to work as part of an international team.

Duration: The post is available for 16 months.
Information on the EU project can be found on

Informal enquiries: should be made to the principal investigators: Professor Marc Desmulliez ( ) and Dr Helen Bridle ( )

Note: We welcome applications from under represented groups, particularly females.

For application: details see our website or contact the Human Resources Office, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh EH14 4AS tel  0131-451-3022 (24 hours) email   quoting Ref  291/02/13

Closing date: 30 September

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