Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - School of Chemistry

UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research in the laboratory of Dr Amit Sachdeva (School of Chemistry) at the University of East Anglia.

The aim of this research project is to develop methods for site-specific incorporation of important post­ translational modifications into proteins expressed in E. coli. The successful applicant will be involved in identifying new aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase/ tRNA pairs for unnatural amino acid incorporation, developing novel directed evolution-based approaches, and employing the methods developed to study therapeutically important post-translationally modified proteins. This project is funded through a BBSRC grant. The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Chemical Science.

To apply candidates must have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, along with significant previous experience of independent research and significant research laboratory experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in directed evolution based approaches is highly desirable. In addition, experience in organic synthesis would be advantageous. You should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience of presenting and writing-up research results for publication in peer-viewed books, conferences and/or journals; and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.

This full time post is for a fixed term of 1 year initially and is due to commence on 1 January 2018.

Closing date:  on 1 November 2017.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver

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