NMR spectroscopist at Unilever, Inc - Bedford -UK

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posted: october 19 2010.

Unilever, Inc. is currently looking to recruit a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopist to continue and further develop our work in the area of characterisation of bio- materials to support our food and home and personal care businesses. The position is within Research, a multidisciplinary group part of Unilever Research & Development, and is based at Colworth near Bedford. Colworth is one of our six strategic R&D sites and houses our UK NMR facility.

This particular role will primary involve the development of a variety of advanced magnetic resonance techniques to study bio-substrates and their transport properties behaviour to facilitate understanding and manipulation of material-body interactions. The research will include, among others, studies on the penetration of molecules into, and their effect on, in vitro skin. The underlying overall objective is to complement, extend and shape our research programme on human skin in vivo.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team interacting with a wide range of scientists across multiple sites within the R&D organisation and will also be expected to help to develop overall program directions. The successful candidate will have a strong research background in nuclear magnetic resonance ideally with previous experience in NMR imaging of bio-materials either a PhD or Post Doctoral level. We are offering a one year contract.

About the company

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods. Everyday 150M times a day someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. Innovation is the engine of Unilever’s growth. Our future depends on our ability to bring bigger and better innovations to the market more quickly than our competitors. Our R&D capability is absolutely central to achieving this.

How to apply

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Dr Elisabetta Ciampi at Unilever Discover, Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LQ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1234 222609, e-mail Elisabetta.Ciampi@unilever.com. To apply, please email a CV including the names of two referees accompanied with a covering letter. Closing date for applications is 07.11.2010.

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