Research Associate - A84262R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Professor Bob Lightowlers. The project will focus on investigating the function of members of the human mitochondrial translation release factor family.

You must have experience in the biochemistry of mitochondrial translation, preferably with some bacterial translation experience and be in possession of a recent PhD in this research area. The position is based in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research within the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University.

You will be experienced in in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate translation and will have previous experience in biochemical techniques, including various protein expression and purification techniques, purification of (mito)ribosomes, genetic and DNA manipulation.

The School/Institute holds a bronze/silver 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.

This post is tenable for 2 years.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Bob Lightowlers (

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Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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