A52862R - Research Assistant/Associate in Ubiquitin signalling from the phagosome

Newcastle University - Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

Salary: Research Assistant: £26,829 - £28,452
Research Associate: £29,301 - £31,076 (with progression to £38,183)

You will work in the group of Prof Matthias Trost within the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences on a project aimed at studying the role of ubiquitin in macrophages and on phagosomes. These organelles, which are formed by the uptake of particles such as pathogenic bacteria, play key roles in innate and adaptive immunity. The project will exploit the laboratory’s expertise in cell biology, biochemistry and proteomics.

You will have an excellent degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a related area. You will also possess a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field (for appointment at Associate level) or imminent submission of thesis (for appointment at Assistant level). You will have a good academic track record and have published at least one first authored paper in an international journal.

You will be a talented and enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist with a background in biochemistry, biology or a related field. You will ideally have experience with biochemistry, cell biology or immunology methods and a strong understanding of cell signalling and/or vesicle trafficking. Knowledge and working experience of proteomics workflows would be advantageous, but is not essential.

Tenable for three years, available from 1 March 2017, but applicants wishing to start at a later time will be considered.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Matthias Trost (matthias.trost@newcastle.ac.uk).

The Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Professor Matthias Trost

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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