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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Engineering Magnetics and Nanotechnology for Neural Regeneration

Keele University
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

Job Details

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering

Grade 7, Salary scale £35,333 - £43,414

FT / 24 months Fixed Term

The Opportunity

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join an internationally leading collaborative research team led by scientists based within Keele University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The EPSRC funded project aims to develop new magnetic force biotechnologies to facilitate neural regeneration and will bring together a cross-disciplinary, international team with expertise in physics and materials science, neuroscience, electrophysiology, synthetic biology, and neurosurgery. The project builds on a previously successful collaboration to use physical sciences and bioengineering approaches to manipulate neurons using remote magnetic forces. We aim to investigate whether magnetic force methods could be used to remotely guide axon re-growth to reconnect neural circuits and restore function using a variety of cellular and tissue models.

The successful candidate for this post will be responsible for the preparation and characterisation of the magnetic nanomaterials used in the project, in collaboration with our project partners. They will also take a lead role in designing and developing the novel magnetic force systems that will be used to manipulate axon re-growth.

You will have (or expect to soon obtain) a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical sciences or engineering discipline.

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Closing Date: 2nd April 2023

Interviews will be held on: 18th April 2023

How to Apply

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Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the ‘View current vacancies’ link.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Neil Telling ( Applications to this address will not be accepted.



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