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Posted May 4, 2016

Research Chemist

Ferrotec has a position available for a research chemist.

The Research Chemist is a fully competent scientist in all conventional aspects of his/her field of work.  Participates and is responsible for research and development activities related to ferrofluids.  Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data.  Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes and observations.  Has an understanding of routine scientific tasks relevant to the field of work and a good working knowledge of specialty areas encountered in the course of normal work.

For details, see the description here.

Posted January 25, 2016

Research Associate to Work on the Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Microfluidic Reactors

The successful candidate will work in the Labs of Professor Nguyen TK Thanh ( and Professor Asterios Gavriilidis (

Main Purpose

The post-holder will be required to carry out research in nanoparticle synthesis, especially in the formation of iron oxide nanoparticles using microfluidic reactors. Additionally, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the research strategy, and provide full records, analyses and internal reports of all research outcomes.


Duties and responsibilities

{C}·         {C}To carry out research in inorganic synthesis, especially the formation of iron oxide nanoparticles.

{C}·         {C}To demonstrate commitment to high-quality research. In particular, knowledge and experience in TEM, SQUID, DLS, X-ray diffraction, FTIR and TGA measurements.

{C}·         {C}To carry out evaluation of nanoparticles and their heating properties, and perform parametric studies, process optimisation and process robustness analysis with the overall goal of understanding and optimising system performance.

{C}·         {C}To record, analyse and write up the results of these calculations.

{C}·         {C}To be responsible for ensuring that equipment is safe and maintained in working order.

{C}·         {C}To contribute to the design and implementation of the research strategy, and provide full records, analyses and internal reports of all research outcomes.

{C}·         {C}To contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer-reviewed journals.

{C}·         {C}To contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.

{C}·         {C}To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required.



Knowledge - including qualifications


  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in Material Sciences, Chemistry and expertise in nanoparticle synthesis especially iron oxide nanoparticles.
  • Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication.

{C}·         {C}GSCE English Grade C or above (or equivalent, e.g. IELTS)


{C}·         {C}Knowledge of functionalization of nanoparticles for biomedical applications

{C}·         {C}The candidate should have published work in international journals.




{C}·         {C}Knowledge of nanoparticle characterisation such as TEM, XRD, SQUID, FTIR, DLS, ICP,

{C}·         {C}Experience of working in a research environment

{C}·         {C}Experience of multi-disciplinary working

{C}·         {C}Experience in drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer-reviewed journals.

{C}·         {C}Experience in present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes.


·         {C}Experience in evaluating the magnetic fluid hyperthermia capabilities of iron oxide NPs




{C}·         {C}Proven research skills in inorganic synthesis, especially the formation of iron oxide nanoparticles.

{C}·         {C}Ability to analyse and write up results and data.

{C}·         {C}Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out research tasks.

·         {C}Ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences.

{C}·         {C}Excellent research and experimentation skills.

·         {C}Written communication skills consistent with high-quality publications.

·         {C}Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

·         {C}Demonstration of creativity and intellectual depth.

·         {C}Ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.

·         {C}Ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously.


{C}·         {C}Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries.

{C}·         {C}Ability to interact with technical staff efficiently in order to achieve objectives.


Personal Qualities


{C}·         {C}Commitment to high-quality research.

{C}·         {C}Ability to take initiative and make independent contributions to research.

{C}·         {C}Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.

{C}·         {C}Commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.


General Information

Terms & Conditions of Employment

The post is a UCL grade 7 post, the salary for which ranges from £30,434 to £37,394 per annum (excluding London Allowance of £2,919 p.a.). Progression through the salary scale is incremental. Cost of living pay awards are negotiated nationally and are normally effective from 1st August each year. UCL’s non-clinical pay and grading structure is at

UCL’s terms & conditions for research staff are at

The full range of benefits is at


Equal Opportunities

UCL recognises that in our society, individuals and groups are discriminated against both directly and indirectly on the grounds of: age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, HIV status, marital, social or economic status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, trades union membership or unrelated criminal convictions.

To counteract discrimination, UCL is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination, raising awareness and tackling the causes and consequences. It is committed to providing a learning and working environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying; to making staff and students feel valued, motivated and enabled to do their best work and to creating a safe, welcoming working environment accessible to all.

The Department has been awarded a Silver Athena Swan Award and we support the Athena beliefs that:

{C}·         {C}The advancement of science, engineering and technology (SET) is fundamental to quality of life across the globe.

{C}·         {C}It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area.

{C}·         {C}Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.

Further information on Athena Swan is at



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