(NICR) Senior Research Associate/ Research Associate/ Research Assistant - A103370R

Newcastle University - Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Salary:

Senior Research Associate £39,992 - £42,418
Research Associate: £29,799 - £38,833
Research Assistant: £27,285 - £28,936

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.

For appointment as a Senior Research Associate you will be active in developing and applying an experimental and computational structural biology pipeline to complement the work of teams that specialise in biosciences, computational chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

The techniques and equipment you will need to have experience in are outlined in the person specification. You will be active in the supervision of structural-biology team members and will interface closely with both Astex scientists and with the other Newcastle-based research teams.

You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant science subject, preferably biomedical; a PhD in the area of protein biochemistry or biophysics, or X-ray crystallography and post-doctoral research experience in either an academic or industry setting.

You will have experience of supervising junior researchers within the area of drug discovery or basic biomedical research along with experience of working collaboratively and presenting work at scientific meetings. You will also have recent experience of a wide range of relevant laboratory techniques from the areas of molecular biology, heterologous protein expression systems, protein purification and characterization, assay development, and experimental and computational protein crystallography and structure exploitation preferably as applied to drug design.

For appointment at Research Assistant/Associate you will develop and carry out the specified project using appropriate techniques and equipment as outlined in the person specification. You will be required to plan and carry out independent original research encompassing investigations leading to the discovery of new knowledge and initiate, or participate in, inter-disciplinary collaborations. You will provide guidance, where necessary, to other staff and students including possible supervision of PhD and undergraduate project students.

You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant science subject, preferably biomedical; a PhD (candidates who have submitted their thesis will be considered at assistant level) in the area of protein biochemistry or biophysics, or X-ray crystallography, along with experience of presenting work at scientific meetings. You will also have expertise in recombinant protein expression in bacteria and higher eukaryotic expression systems for structural studies.

The appointment grade will be decided upon according to skills, experience and qualifications.

You will be enthusiastic and hard working with high level analytical skills.

This post is tenable until 31 March 2020.

Please state on your covering letter which appointment you are applying for.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Jane Endicott (Jane.Endicott@ncl.ac.uk) or Prof Martin Noble (Martin.Noble@ncl.ac.uk).

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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