Research Assistant/Associate - A84974R

Newcastle University - Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

Salary: Research Assistant: £27,285 - £28,936 or Research Associate: £29,799 - £33,518

Closing Date: 14 December 2017

Our interdisciplinary lab investigates fundamental principles of bacterial cell division and spatial organisation. To achieve this, we push the limits of bacterial cell biology by fusing cutting edge microbiology with super-resolution microscopy, microfabrication and microfluidics. This project will elucidate the functional role of the bacterial cytoskeletal protein FtsZ and associated proteins during Bacillus subtilis cell division by measuring in vivo protein organization and ultrastructure by super-resolution microscopy. You will be based in the laboratory of Dr Seamus Holden at the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology.

This position would particularly suit bacterial cell biologists with an interest in microscopy, or applicants with other relevant expertise (eg. cytoskeleton specialists). Prior experience in super-resolution microscopy is not required. You should be in possession of, or near finalisation of, a PhD in a relevant field.

You will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and will be proficient in quantitative data analysis and statistics.

Tenable for three years.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Seamus Holden (

The Institute holds a bronze 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.

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.

Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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