University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join Dr Jenny Zhang's team at the Department of Chemistry on a project aimed at developing 3D electrode scaffolds for bioelectrochemistry or bioelectronics. The project involves the fabrication of high surface area electrodes for living cells for use in biohybrid systems for energy conversion, and the candidate will gain skillsets in biocatalysis and (photo)electrochemistry.

The successful applicant will explore a range of engineering approaches including aerosol jet printing, extrusion printing, ink/hydrogel formation and materials synthesis for fabricating electrodes with diverse properties. They will be expected to establish methodologies to increase throughput of electrode fabrication or electrochemical screening, use 3D drawing software such as AutoCAD, and be familiar with scanning electron microscopy and other common material visualisation/characterisation techniques.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in materials chemistry, chemistry, chemical or material engineering or related disciplines. It is essential that the applicant can demonstrate expertise within the field of engineering or materials chemistry, with experience in electrochemistry and electrode array development being desirable. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in material chemistry and its application to biotechnology, and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Jenny Zhang via email on jz36(at)

Please quote reference MA41124 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Further information
  • Department/Location

    Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry








    28 March 2024

    Closing date

    12 April 2024

    Job details


    Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 12, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics

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