Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

We have a great opportunity to contribute to an important project being undertaken at the University of Kent. Sponsored by The Wellcome Trust, this four-year assignment will focus on the computational component of the Trust’s Application on Regulation of protein synthesis by elongation control in health and disease.

As Postdoctoral Research Associate you will:

  • Write scripts and programs for the simulation of ribosome.
  • Aid with the analysis of large scale experimental data generated by other PDRAs.
  • Interact with the supervisors at the University of Kent, the collaborative partners at Leicester, Cambridge and Glasgow, and the other members of the collaboration to deliver the project.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject, such as Computing, Bioinformatics or Life Sciences.
  • Experience or knowledge of computational modelling of biological or physical phenomena.
  • The ability to produce draft scientific manuscripts.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, this is a great opportunity to develop your research career in a unique environment that offers excellent benefits.

For more information about the research project and the role, see the documents available to download via the links below.

School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences is set in a beautiful campus overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury.

The School of Biosciences opened in 1970 and was founded on the principle that considerable benefits are to be gained through exploiting multidisciplinary approaches to biological research and enterprise activities. The School, which is consistently ranked in the top 30 biological science Schools in the UK, houses a dynamic research community made up of three main research themes each with a strong international reputation for their research. This environment also provides an excellent setting for our postgraduate training programmes at both the PhD and MSc level.

Further Information

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Hannah Manton on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter / summary document. You should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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