Research Assistant/Associate in Single-molecule imaging of DNA-protein interactions

University of Glasgow - School of Chemistry

College of Science and Engineering

Salary: Grade 6/7; £27,629 - £31,076 / £33,943 - £38,183 per annum

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious researcher to characterise how translocation of helicases along DNA is integrated with the displacement of bound proteins, using the state-of-the-art single-molecule fluorescence techniques available in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Magennis in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Copying of DNA is highly conserved from bacteria to man and protein barriers are a problem for all organisms. The project aims to identify how this universal problem affects the DNA copying process and the means by which cells reduce the impact of protein barriers on DNA copying.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in the physical or life sciences and as this is an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Prof. Peter McGlynn (Dept. of Biology, University of York), an enthusiasm for interfacial research is essential. Experience of single-molecule methods, surface immobilisation chemistry, and handling of biological samples is desirable. You will take a leading role in the research group and present your work at international meetings. Consequently excellent communication and organisational skills are necessary.

This position has funding for up to 3 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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