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

A new postdoctoral position is available at University of Cambridge. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 2 years in UK. Candidates are welcome before November 11, 2018.

The Adsorption and Advanced Materials Laboratory, headed by Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez (, is looking for an outstanding Research Assistant/Research Associate for a project involving the use of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in drug delivery for hard-to-treat cancers, to start on Q4 2018.

The mission of this project is to lead the development, manufacture and validation of novel targeted drug delivery technologies that enhance bioavailability in hard-to-treat tumours, coupled with a timely clinical translation. The multi-disciplinary team included in this project includes international leaders in functional materials design, synthesis and characterisation, implantable devices, innovative manufacturing technologies, as well as validation and clinical translation, ensuring a holistic approach to the development of transformative targeted drug delivery platform technologies that are challenge-driven and clinically relevant.

The candidate must have EITHER a strong background in the area of MOF and organic synthesis and characterisation techniques OR a strong background on drug delivery systems. This includes a PhD (or being close to completing a PhD) in chemistry, materials science, biology or in a relevant science discipline. The candidate must be highly motivated and must 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; co-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 2 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 Dr David Fairen-Jimenez at


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