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Research Fellow x 2 (103876-921)

University of Warwick - Life Sciences

Location: Coventry
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: 1879061

Fixed term contract until 8 September 2021, 36.5 hours per week.

Fixed-term contract with a maximum length of 24 months, restricted to end by 08.09.2023, however the duration might have to be shortened up to a maximum 22.5 months dependent on the starting salary of the successful candidate. Any further extension will be subject to available funding.

We are looking to develop a strong team of two postdoctoral scientists to work on a project funded by the BBSRC and NSF within the research group of Dr. Orkun Soyer and involving a collaboration with the group of Dr. Wenying Shou. The overall aim of the project is to understand the emergence and evolution of metabolic interactions in cell populations. Towards achieving this broad aim, we are looking to hire a theoretical and an experimental scientist who can work as a team. The theory work will focus on analysis of specific metabolic motifs as well as creating a thermodynamically sound toy model of central carbon metabolism and mitochondrial respiration. Both areas will develop from our existing work. The experimental work will utilize metabolomics and single-cell microscopy to quantify cellular metabolic excretions and relate these to cell physiological parameters such as membrane potential and conserved moiety concentrations.

We are looking to hire two postdoctoral researchers with complementary skills in experimental and theoretical systems biology. Candidates should have a background in physics, engineering, analytical chemistry, systems biology, or microbial physiology. Experimental candidates should have experience in one or multiple of the key quantitative techniques such as metabolomics, fluorescent microscopy, microfluidics, and chemical sensing using micro-probes. They should have experience in working with yeast or mammalian cells and in experiment design and conduct. Ideal candidates should be familiar with any one or multiple of these, or similar, techniques.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

Interview Date: TBC

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