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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £35,211 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2019
Closes: 26th February 2019
Job Ref: UOS021487

Contract Type: Fixed term for 24 months

Faculty: Faculty of Science

A Research Associate position is available in the Bergeron group at the University of Sheffield, to study the structure and assembly of bacterial lipid transport systems, using a combination of cryo-EM, NMR, X-ray crystallography and other biophysics techniques. We are a small, recently-established group interested in the structure of bacterial nano-machines. The position is funded by a BBSRC grant.

You will have or be about to obtain a PhD in Biochemistry or Biophysics (or have equivalent experience), with a strong background in protein structure determination (X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and/or NMR). Experience in handling membrane proteins is highly desirable.

The University of Sheffield is equipped with state-of-the-art structural biology facilities, including an Arctica cryo-EM microscope with Falcon III direct-electron detector, an 800 MHz spectrometer with cryo-probe, crystalization screening robots etc.

Informal enquires can be made to

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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