Research Assistant in Biological Chemistry

Cardiff University - School of Chemistry

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC)-funded biological chemistry project.

The overall objective of this research project is to characterise the protein electrostatic properties of Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) via vibrational Stark effect measurements via incorporation of cyanide probes into a protein to reveal subtle electrostatic changes within the protein microenvironment (Stark effect).

Applicants must hold a 2:1 or 1st Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biological/Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry especially relative to Synthetic Biology, or equivalent industrial experience.

Further information is available at .

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Professor Rudolf Allemann (; 02920 688443).

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (; 02920 874805).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available immediately for a year.

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.  Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 6503BR.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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