Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences

For appointment at Postdoctoral Research Associate level, the starting salary will be £28,452 – £32,958 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience. For appointment at Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the salary will be £33,943 on Grade F. Appointment at Grade F will be subject to additional criteria and role responsibilities as defined in the job description.

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow to support the work of Dr. Stefano Pagliara. This Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded post is available from 1st February 2017 and based within Biosciences and the Living System Institute at the University of Exeter. This is part of a large project in collaboration with Prof. Thomas Richards at the University of Exeter and Dr. Alyson Santoro at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful applicant will investigate the function of membrane protein transporters from uncultured marine microbes by developing novel synthetic systems for studying substrate uptake kinetics in these transporters.

The post will include working on model lipid bilayers, transporter reconstitution, microfluidics and quantitative image analysis. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. Applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, chemistry, biology or biotechnology, demonstrate scientific excellence and have a strong publication record. Experience with model lipid bilayers, programming, image analysis and microfluidics is desirable.

For further information please contact Dr Stefano Pagliara, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723171.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P54944 in any correspondence

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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