Bioelectronics and Synthetic Biology

The School’s research in the area of Bioelectronics and Synthetic Biology focuses predominately on the integration of functional biological molecules into semiconductor and electronic devices, and is motivated by the vision to exploit biological processes for self-assembly of nanoscale electronic elements, and to introduce biological functionality into nanoelectronic devices to provide new operational methodologies.  We have specific strengths in the development of biosensors for clinical diagnostic applications, nanoscale patterning of electronic surfaces with functional biological molecules, and biotemplating technologies for bottom-up device nanofabrication.  This post aims to strengthen this research area, in particular with a view of developing more interdisciplinary research, and to expand the activity in the area of synthetic biology.

You will be fully integrated into Leeds’ superb interdisciplinary research environment in bionanoelectronics, biophysics, chemical biology, and structural biology, with access to our internationally leading laboratories and research infrastructure.  In addition to establishing your own independent research programme and supporting existing activities, you will be expected to collaborate with other research groups in the University including those in the Schools of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, the Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Heathcare, and the Astbury Centre (Synthetic Biology).  You will also be expected to pursue a wide range of funding opportunities to develop and expand your research team, including from the EPSRC, the BBSRC and a number of Horizon2020 areas.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Chris Walti, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, tel: +44 (0)113 343 2023, email:

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