Research Assistant - Design of Mofs for Targeted Delivery for Hard-to-treat Cancers

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in physics at University of Cambridge, UK. The initial contract for this position is two years and posible to extend. Potential candidates should apply before October 21, 2018.

The Adsorption and Advanced Materials Laboratory, headed by Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez (, is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral research assistant/research associate for a project involving the use of high-throughput molecular simulations for screening adsorption processes in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), to start on Q1 2018. The project is funded by Shell.

This project will focus on using molecular-level modelling to explore metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), one of the most exciting advances in recent porous materials science, for adsorptive separation of methane from light hydrocarbons.

The candidate must have a strong background in the area of molecular simulations, specifically on grand canonical Monte Carlo, adsorption and MOFs, including a including a PhD (or close to completing a PhD) in physics, chemE, chemistry, materials science or in a relevant discipline. The candidate must be highly motivated and should have a strong academic record in terms of publications. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills are also required. The duties / responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives; writing up work for presentations, publications and grant applications; collaborating with academic and industrial partners; assisting in the supervision of PhD research projects, and delivering seminars. It is expected that the candidate will contribute substantially to the future direction of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact David Fairen-Jimenez –


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