Research Assistant/Associate - A111202R

Newcastle University - Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

Salary: £27,285 - £28,936 (without PhD) per annum or £29,799 - £38,833 (PhD Awarded) per annum

Closing date: 25 March 2018

We seek an enthusiastic Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate to join the laboratory of Dr Seamus Holden. This post is for 3 years and is based at the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology at Newcastle University. Our interdisciplinary lab investigates fundamental principles of bacterial cell division and spatial organization. To achieve this, we push the limits of bacterial cell biology by fusing cutting edge microbiology with super-resolution microscopy, microfabrication and microfluidics.

You will use live cell super-resolution microscopy to elucidate the mechanistic principles by which the bacterial cytoskeleton and other key division proteins work together to divide Bacillus subtilis cells. This position would particularly suit bacterial cell biologists with an interest in microscopy, or applicants with other relevant expertise (eg. cytoskeleton specialists, biophysicists). Prior experience in super-resolution microscopy is not required. Applicants should be in possession of, or near finalization of, a PhD in a relevant field.

The Institute holds a bronze 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.

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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Seamus Holden (

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