Interface Focus – The artificial Cell

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Interface Focus entitled The artificial cell: biology-inspired compartmentalization of chemical function, organised by Paul A Beales, Barbara Ciani and Stephen Mann.

The articles are FREE TO ACCESS at
http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/8/5
A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. To order please contact
debbie.vaughan@royalsociety.org

Job at Northumbria: Professor/Associate Professor in Polymer Chemistry

Professor Salary – Competitive

Associate Professor Salary – £49,772 – £55,998

Polymer chemistry is an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, and is an essential part of our RSC accredited BSc and MChem programmes. The department has recently refurbished synthetic and analytical chemistry research laboratories, and teaching facilities. It also possess its own high-performance computing cluster for modelling and simulation.

The Department has particular strengths in analytical and synthetic chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary research with biology, engineering, art and design, with a record of success in industrially focussed research co-funded by InnovateUK/RCUK. Northumbria’s chemistry academics were a significant part of the University’s success in the recent REF exercise, placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK universities for research power.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree in chemistry and be qualified to PhD level in polymer chemistry. They should have subject expertise in polymer chemistry, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching, possess an excellent publication profile and show a track record of income generation from a range of funders. Applicants with an interest in collaboration across discipline boundaries are encouraged to apply.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor John Dean, Head of Subject, via email at john.dean@northumbria.ac.uk.  For more information about the Department, please visit our homepage – https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/applied-sciences.

Link to application procedure: https://work4.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/details/?roleId=173

Closing date: 06/08/2017

Ottewill International Travel Scholarship – 2018 Applications Open

The UK Polymer Colloids Forum (UKPCF) closed in 2015 and assigned its residual funds for use in awarding the new Ottewill International Travel Scholarship in honour of Professor Ronald Harry Ottewill OBE FRS (1927-2008).  The award (worth up to £1000) is designed to assist, each year, one outstanding UK-based graduate researcher (whose research relates to polymer colloids) in presenting their work at an international conference outside the UK.  The first award was made to Qian Sun from Cambridge University.  Qian is carrying out PhD research into aqueous core, metal-coated colloidosomes under the supervision of Dr. Alex Routh and will use the award to attend and present at the 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium in New York in July 2017.

Applications are called for the second award of the scholarship.  The conditions of the award and an application form can be obtained from Craig Jones of Unilever (by email to craig.jones@unilever.com).  In short, applications for the 2018 award must be received by 15 October 2017 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by 30 November 2017.  The adjudicating committee comprises Brian Vincent (Bristol University), Peter Lovell (Manchester University) and Craig Jones (Unilever).

Pete Lovell

on behalf of the Ottewill International Travel Scholarship Award Committee