Research Associate- Ref: 001765 - Salary: Grade 7 £31,948 – £35,938 per annum.
A new research associate position is available for 1+2 years to work with Prof Klaas Wynne on an EPSRC-funded project to study the phenomenon of amorphous-to-amorphous liquid-liquid phase transitions. This will involve the use of a new (2012) confocal fluorescence microscope equipped with a thermal sample stage and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) to study molecular environments in phase-separating pure liquids. The experimental work may also involve Raman microscopy, dynamic/static light scattering, and femtosecond laser spectroscopy. You are expected to carry out microscopy experiments on a range of liquids and to develop basic software tools for the analysis of microscopy images. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment with collaborators is essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project.
The work will be carried out under the guidance of Prof Klaas Wynne in the Ultrafast Chemical Physics group in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow (see http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/staff/wynne/ and http://www.ultrachemphys.org/). The group has recently (2011) moved into newly refurbished laboratory space where a group of PhD students and postdocs carry out research using state-of-the-art lasers, microscopes, and other equipment.
This position has funding for 12 months in the first instance with an extension to a full 36 months possible. Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs (enter Reference Number 001765). Closing date: 29 April 2012