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H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN 2018 Fellow


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £37,102 to £41,902 per annum, subject to bi-annual review due to exchange rates
Full Time Fixed Term until 01/04/2023
Closing Date:  Monday 16 March 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 06 April 2020
Reference:  1243120EB

You will join our Chemistry at the University of Southampton to undertake a Marie Curie ITN project funded by the ImplantSens H2020.  ImplantSens will develop long-term stable implantable electrochemical biosensors by overcoming mass-transport limited sensing schemes. This is the major unsolved problem due to the formation of capsules by the foreign body response upon implantation of a sensor. ImplantSens will not only contribute to the painless long-term monitoring of glucose levels for diabetic patients but also to the development of future implantable sensors for the management of other chronic diseases. You will be engaged in all tasks of this scientific chain, thus being trained in the fundamentals of bioelectrochemistry, enzyme engineering, electrode design as well as biocompatibility. Training will be provided by a program based on a blended learning concept and will take place at the participating institutions, via secondments, workshops, schools and e-learning elements. The scientific training will be completed by training of complementary skills with respect to management, fund raising, IPR and scientific communication. The ImplantSens consortium consists of 7 leading scientists in Europe with the necessary expertise to target this ambitious goal supported by 4 SMEs.

The project in Southampton is focussed on the modelling of the performance of the implanted sensors and will be supervised by Professor Philip Bartlett. At the time of recruitment (i.e. first date of employment), you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc…) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment under this project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. At the time of recruitment, you must not yet have been awarded your doctorate and must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career. Applicants should have a Masters level qualification in Chemistry, chemical Engineering or a closely related subject and must meet the academic and language requirements to register for a PhD at the University. In order to be considered for this post, please also complete the postgraduate application process at

Salary: The salary payable to the successful candidate will differ to the ‘researcher unit cost’ as set in the Grant Agreement. The unit cost is to cover all employment costs and Employer’s liabilities to HMRC and any applicable employer’s pension contributions must therefore be deducted before from the available budget before arriving at the amount available as salary. Under UK legislation the living allowance, mobility allowance and any applicable family allowance are all deemed taxable. The gross salary calculated after Employer’s costs will then be subject to Employee’s deductions for Tax, NI and Pension contributions where applicable. The sterling salary payable will also be affected by exchange rate fluctuations and will therefore be subject to six monthly reviews. 

This is a fixed term appointment until 01/04/2023 and is available to start immediately.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Phil Bartlett (

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Dan Ward (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote vacancy reference number 1243120EB on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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