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Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK - Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Job title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

Salary: £29,605-£44,263

Reference: MA41139

Closing date: 28 April 2024

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join Dr Jenny Zhang's team at the Department of Chemistry on a project aimed at developing and characterising artificial photosynthetic cells that can carry out photochemistry for energy conversion.

The successful applicant will employ a range of biophysical approaches including zeta potential measurements, biomolecular self-assembly, and time-resolved spectroscopy for the characterisation and control of bioenergetics within protocells. They will be expected to work productively with multi-disciplinary teams.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in chemistry, (bio)physics, or related disciplines. It is essential that the applicant can demonstrate expertise in biophysical techniques, with experience in biomolecular assembly (for example in membrane formation) or time-resolved spectroscopy highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in biophysics and its application to green biotechnology and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Jenny Zhang via email on jz36(at)

Please quote reference MA41139 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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