Research Assistant in Chemical Biology

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Chemistry

We are looking for a bright and motivated scientist to join the Chemical Biology research group at Cardiff University. The project aims to characterise key enzymes as potential drug targets that are involved in pathogen persistence. Interested applicants should have a good honours degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline and preferably a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry with experience in enzyme mechanism and protein structures.

If you would like to find out more please contact: Dr Yi Jin, (

Further information about the Jin group may be found at:

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Mr Alastair Baker (; 02920 874073).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available 1 January 2018 for 2 years.

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 6589BR.

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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