Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow : Exeter, United Kingdom
Our reference No. R62742
Postdoctoral Research Associate from £26,495 up to £33,518 or Postdoctoral Research Fellow from £34,520 up to £42,418. Appointment will be made to appropriate level, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
College of Life & Environmental Sciences
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a research project led by Prof. Michael Schrader. This BBSRC funded post is available on a full-time basis from November 1, 2018 (or asap thereafter) for a duration of three years. The successful applicant will combine molecular cell biology, membrane biophysics, biochemical approaches and imaging to elucidate the molecular mechanisms to modulate organelle (peroxisome) dynamics and abundance for improvement of cell performance in mammalian cells.
The post will include molecular cloning, the development of cell-based reporter assays, generation and purification of recombinant proteins, protein biochemistry, biophysical approaches, expression, targeting and functional studies in mammalian cells.
You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
- Possess a relevant PhD in biology or biochemistry (or nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study.
- Be a nationally recognised authority in molecular cell biology/ biochemistry and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.
- Be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
- Have strong knowledge in molecular cell biology, molecular cloning, protein biochemistry, and enthusiastic interest in solving cell biological problems.
Expertise in the generation & purification of recombinant proteins, membrane biophysics, fluorescence-based confocal microscopy, mammalian cell culture and cell-based reporter assays will be considered as an advantage. You will work with Prof Michael Schrader and his team at the University of Exeter, in close collaboration with international partners.