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Senior Research Associate x 2 posts

University of East Anglia - School of Environmental Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: RA1899

Faculty of Science

UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research under the supervision of Professor Colin Murrell in order to study the bacterial isoprene metabolism.

You will join a research team working on an ongoing five year research project entitled “Bacterial isoprene metabolism: a missing link in a key global biogeochemical cycle” (IsoMet) that  is funded through an ERC Advanced Grant awarded to the PI,  Professor Colin Murrell, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK. Research will focus on the bacterial metabolism of isoprene using key model Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.  You will examine the physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and regulation of isoprene metabolism using a range of cutting-edge techniques in microbiology. The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Environmental Sciences.

You will have, or about to be awarded, a PhD in Environmental Microbiology with skills in microbial physiology, molecular biology and genetics of environmentally-relevant bacteria. You should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience of presenting and writing-up research results for publication in peer-viewed journals; and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.

The successful applicants will join a vibrant and productive research group studying the microbial consumption of trace gases and using a wide range of environmental microbiology techniques to understand the role that microbes play in biogeochemical cycling of these compounds and how these processes are regulated.

Both of these positions are for a fixed term contract for 10 months (ending 31August 2022) with a start date of 1November 2021. There is the possibility of one of the posts being part-time (negotiable but at least 0.6 fte).

Closing date: 4 October 2021

The University is a Silver Institutional Athena Swan Award holder and aims to make its first submission to the Race Equality Charter in 2022.

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