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Experimental Officer in Bioengineering: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date:   Sunday 20 January 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 21 February 2019
Reference:  A2525

The Engineering Department at Lancaster University wishes to appoint an Experimental Officer in Bioengineering: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, who will help in establishing biomaterials and tissue engineering and biospectroscopy labs in bioengineering group in the Engineering department.  We are looking to establish multidisciplinary laboratories in bioengineering, biomaterials, biospectroscopy, and cell biology including CAM assays.  This is a full time, fixed-term post for two years.

A track record of conducting research and evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for training both at undergraduate and graduate level is expected, while awareness of developing standard operating procedures in teaching labs is desired. A PhD in bioengineering, materials science and engineering or chemistry or physics, or in a relevant field is required.

The Department of Engineering is a General Engineering Department of recognised excellence in research and teaching, with a clear growth strategy. Engineering was rated as world leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), being placed 7th in the UK in the Times Higher Research Intensity league table. The Department has strong links with industry supported by the in-house Lancaster Product Development Unit (LPDU), with a collaboration portfolio of hundreds of SMEs in England’s North West alone.

Engineering is a strategically important area of investment for Lancaster University. An award-winning £13 million new Engineering building was opened in 2015, providing a new, state-of-the-art, world-class environment and facilities base for teaching and research. 

The University has also established a new Materials Science Institute (, with the aim of conceiving cutting-edge materials to open innovative routes in biomaterials characterisation and utilisation. The successful candidate is expected to be part of and contribute to the growth of the Lancaster University Material Science Institute. 

Lancaster University is campus-based, and situated adjacent to the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and proximate to another AONB and two National Parks in the north-west of England. Lancaster is just one hour from international airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. A wide selection of facilities is available on campus including a large variety of social facilities, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre.  A wide range of benefits is available for staff. 

The University aims to promote work-life balance for all employees and the Engineering department will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate. The University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender inequality in higher education and research.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Ihtesham Rehman (

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