Research Associate (Electrochemical Sensing)

Opening Date:
11 Sep 2023
Closing Date:
2 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

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What we offer you:

  • A holiday entitlement of 185 hours (25 days), increasing to 28 and 30
  • Additional leave over the Christmas and New Year period during the Christmas closure
  • Special leave to support a range of circumstances
  • Hybrid working arrangements: 60 percent On Campus and 40 percent Working from home
  • Flexi time scheme
  • A variety of provision to support staff with personal development and recognition
  • A range of family friendly benefits
  • An employee benefits platform which provides discounts with 350+ retailers and access to health and wellbeing resources
  • More information about our benefits and an employee benefits brochure can be found here

We are looking for highly motivated Research Associate / Fellow to contribute to the Horizon Europe SusFe project on electrochemical sensing. Candidates must have (or almost completed) a PhD with a significant element of electrochemical sensing and ideally for clinical applications. The candidate will work in the Healthcare Innovation Centre in the School of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Teesside, reporting to Prof. Zulfiqur Ali.

The Horizon Europe SusFE ( is an exciting project that aims to develop a sustainable design and production platform for the next generation of wearable and diagnostic devices. It will combine novel flexible integrated circuit (FlexIC), printed sensors, compostable paper-based power source with a roll-to-roll manufacturing platform. SusFE uses a combination of sustainable materials and processes to create eco-friendly solutions for wound healing monitoring, self-blood sampling and point-of-care devices.

The SusFE consortium brings together a global leader for medical devices, businesses with world leading expertise in roll-to-roll processing as well as instrumentation and diagnostic, along with SMEs with expertise in flexible integrated circuits, biofuel cells, atmospheric plasma and blood self-sampling. Alongside Teesside University, the project partners include Medtronic Iberica, Spain; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany; VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland, Sofradim Production, France; Capitainer, Sweden; BeFC, France; Molecular Plasma Group, Luxembourg; and Pragmatic Semiconductor Limited, Sedgefield.

At Teesside University, we are ambitious in our goals, vision and aspirations. We challenge expectations and push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe that innovation powers our steps and are motivated to make a difference through positive social impact. We work in partnership with individuals and businesses to devise creative solutions not limited by imagination.

The Tees Valley is an enjoyable place to live – in the heart of the North of England’s coastline and countryside, with easy access to Durham, Newcastle and York.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Zulfiqur Ali, email
Apply now if you would like to join us.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may qualify for University sponsorship under the Skilled Worker visa route.

If you are shortlisted, your interview will take place via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that the University may ask you to participate in a number of selection activities as part