Research Assistant

University of Leeds

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Are you interested in characterising normal and pathological dental enamel? Do you have skills in synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques and data analysis? Would you like to join a multidisciplinary team using and developing novel synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques, and complimentary laboratory imaging to investigate dental hard tissue hierarchical structures affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to work on an exciting project in the Division of Oral Biology within Leeds School of Dentistry, in collaboration with international colleagues at synchrotron facilities. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will be using synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study 3D hierarchical mineralized tissue structures in dental enamel affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta. The project involves the use of routine laboratory imaging techniques and the development of novel techniques, beyond those currently being used, to study oriented structures at multiple length-scales in hierarchically organised mineralized tissues.

You will have a MSc or may have a PhD. You will have experience working with enamel from patients affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta, and have a first degree that is related to dentistry. You will also have experience of working both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally to synchrotron facilities and collaborating institutes. The position is available immediately for 18 months.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to:

Dr Phil Davies, Division of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry

Email: [email protected]  

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact:

Samantha Pye, Business Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Dentistry
Section:  Division of Oral Biology
Category:  Research
Grade 6

£29,762 to £35,308
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (18 months – for the sole purpose of completing a task or project with a specific end date)
Release Date:  Thursday 13 April 2023
Closing Date:  Thursday 27 April 2023
Reference:  MHDEN1223
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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