University of Cambridge: Research Associate – Microdroplet Technology for Biofuels : Chemistry


University of Cambridge  invite applications for two post-doctoral research associates to work with Professor Chris Abell and Professor Alison Smith (Plant Sciences) as part of an EC-funded multi-disciplinary research initiative to obtain biofuel from microalgae. The specific project exploits microfluidic microdroplets (see

We are looking for biological or physical chemists or technologists to develop methods to study the growth and screening of microalgae in microdroplets. Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry, nanotechnology or a related subject. A strong track record in chemical or biological science is essential. Experience with microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip device fabrication, lasers, and algae would all be highly advantageous. The positions are available immediately.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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.


queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Dr Katherine Abell via email on [email protected]

Please quote reference MA08594 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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