Research Fellow in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology

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University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Research Fellow –  Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology

SBU/Department: School of Life and Medical Sciences/Centre for Research in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology

FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for a period of 3 years

Salary: UH7, £35,333 pa with potential to progress to £42,155 pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Location: These positions will be based at the University of Hertfordshire’s state of the art Toxicology facility, Ludgershall based in Wiltshire, UK.

Two Early Career Research Fellow Posts are available within the Toxicology group in the Centre for Research in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology (TDDT) at the University of Hertfordshire.

1. Development of Pupillometry for Clinical Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders

This project is concerned with the further development of chromodynamic pupillometry as a means of identifying neurological dysfunction caused by disease (e.g. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s) or traumatic injury (e.g., head injury). Candidates for this position will be expected to have relevant practical experience of pupillometry, as well as a sound understanding of the underlying pathological mechanisms.

2. Detection of dermal contamination and advanced methods of decontamination.

Primarily focused on identifying contaminated regions of skin, this project will use a combination of hyperspectral imaging and other, more advanced spectral techniques to identify and quantify the presence of toxic chemicals within the outermost layers of the skin (stratum corneum) and combining this technology with novel, opto-thermal methods for decontamination.

Main duties and responsibilities

To take responsibility of one of the above-mentioned research projects and contribute to other research activities as appropriate.

Skills and experience required

Relevant research experience, good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential.

Qualifications required

Candidates will be expected to have a relevant STEM degree and have a PhD or be close to completion of a PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva) in a relevant subject area, or equivalent experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Potential candidates may wish to contact the Head of Toxicology (Professor Rob Chilcott; [email protected]) prior to submitting an application.

Closing Date: 04 April 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 049215

Date advert placed: 07 March 2023

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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