Research Assistant Job at King’s College London in London
Ideally, you will have (or near completion) a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, or Engineering and experience in biomineralization as well as one or more of the following areas:
1) Protein Production.
2) Protein-based mineralization.
3) Disordered proteins.
4) Hierarchical materials.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.
This is a full-time post.
The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.
For further information about the nature of the research, please find below key literature;
Elsharkawy, S. et al. Protein disorder-order interplay to guide the growth of hierarchical mineralized structures. Nature Communications 9, 2145 (2018).
Elsharkawy, S., Tejeda-Montes, E., Al-Jawad, M. & Mata, A. Preferential nucleation and crystal growth on microfabricated topography. Materials Today 19, 478-480 (2016).
Elsharkawy, S. & Mata, A. Hierarchical Biomineralization: from Nature’s Designs to Synthetic Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Dentistry. Advanced Healthcare Materials 7 (2018).
Ruan, Q. & Moradian-Oldak, J. Amelogenin and enamel biomimetics. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3, 3112-3129 (2015).
Boskey, A. L. & Villarreal-Ramirez, E. Intrinsically disordered proteins and biomineralization. Matrix Biology 52-54, 43-59 (2016).
Informal enquiries should be emailed to Dr Sherif Elsharkawy at [email protected]
Company: King’s College London
Company Location: London