Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers x 2

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - Quantitative Biology, Biochem & Biotech

Two full-time Early Stage Researchers are sought by the laboratory of Professor Peter Swain to work towards a PhD as part of the Marie Curie International Training Network, SynCrop – Synthetic Circuits for Robust Orthogonal Production. The research is focused on mathematical modelling of the physiology of budding yeast with a long-term goal to predict the effects of the expression of heterologous proteins in an industrial environment.

You will be a high-calibre researcher with a proven ability in the mathematical modelling of molecular biology. You will have at least a 2:1 BSc UK honours degree or an equivalent in a relevant subject, with expertise in computer programming. Previous experience of the molecular biology of budding yeast would be an advantage. An enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teamwork and working as part of a team are essential. You will be based in the SynthSys, the University’s Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology.

You will be registered as a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, and will submit a PhD thesis at the end of the project. The UK/EU rate of tuition fees will be covered by the School of Biological Sciences.

These full time (35 hours per week) fixed term posts are funded for 3 years, for a July - December 2018 start date.

You must meet PhD admission and EU mobility requirements, for example researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before taking up the post.

Salary: The post is on the ARC47/8 scale and attracts an annual salary of £27,053 (if opting for superannuation contributions) or £31,331 (if not opting for superannuation contributions) for 35 hours each week. The role also attracts a mobility allowance paid monthly in addition to the salary. The amount is dependent on the successful applicant’s personal circumstances: £4,867 per annum (for those with no dependants) or £8,923 per annum (for those with dependants). This will be a fixed salary with no increments or pay awards for the duration of the post.

Closing Date: 09-MAR-2018 at 5pm GMT

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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