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Research Assistant/Associate - A231176R

Newcastle University - Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £27,831 to £39,610 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th June 2019
Closes: 11th August 2019
Job Ref: 235575

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Salary: Research Assistant: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum.

           Research Associate: £30,395 - £39,610 per annum.

The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist keen to investigate the fundamental principles of cell polarity establishment and asymmetric cell division, both essential to tissue and organ development. We have recently uncovered a cross-talk regulation/cooperation between key effectors of cell polarity, the PAR proteins. This project will reveal the molecular mechanisms and dynamics underlying this novel PAR-protein functional cooperation. We will use a multi-disciplinary approach, including proteomics, genetic screens, biochemical assays, genome editing, and cutting-edge microscopy (super-resolution). The project will use mainly the nematode C. elegans as a model, but mammalian systems are also available in the lab.

You will be expected to have a PhD or be close to the completion of a PhD (for appointment as Research Assistant) in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or equivalent.

This post is fixed term, tenable for 3 years starting at the latest 1st December 2019.

Information on the laboratory of Dr Josana Rodriguez can be found here and additional information is available here

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Josana Rodriguez,

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.   

The Institute holds 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.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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