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Research Fellow in Wearable Sensors for Application in monitoring Cognitive Decline

Department of Chemistry

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £35,845 Per Annum
Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 14 January 2020
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  002620

The Chemistry department is looking to recruit a research fellow in Wearable Sensors for Application in monitoring Cognitive decline. The successful candidate will be expected to work on research strands as part of the project ‘Accelerating disease detection using digital health technologies’ and will work on the following research topic: Studies into a wearable cortisol sensor for application in monitoring cognitive decline.

Specifically, the postdoc will investigate two different approaches towards sensing and evaluate which of these approaches is most promising and what limitations either of the approaches might have.

Activity monitoring via wearable devices is mainstream and wearable glucose monitors are currently in use, however few other wearable biosensors exist. Textile-based wearable drug sensors have been developed at Surrey and may be combined with non-invasive extraction to sense interstitial fluid. While sensitive wearable analysis can be achieved for small molecules and ions, a challenge remains to measure more complex analytes sensitively in a wearable system. This project aims to investigate different analytical parameters essential to the development of a wearable cortisol sensor.

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in analytical or materials chemistry. You should also have experience in materials chemistry related to medical applications.

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,817).

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