|Salary:||£40,620 to £45,597 per annum|
|Placed On:||23rd September 2022|
|Closes:||11th October 2022|
The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant to work on the development of biosensors based on intein-mediated protein logic in cell-free systems. The post is funded by the UKRI and associated with a Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Doctoral Network. The specific role for this post is to develop biosensors using inteins to compute combinations of signals to enable more sophisticated response. The biosensors will be deployed in cell-free systems in association with project partners in the consortium.
This is an excellent opportunity to work on a challenging research project at a leading academic institution, within an EU network, and develop multidisciplinary research and leadership skills. To comply with funding conditions, applicants must not have a PhD and must have fewer than 4 years research experience. At the time of selection, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work or studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years. The successful candidate will be expected to register for PhD at Imperial College.
Duties and responsibilities
You will create a toolbox of intein parts and characterise their behaviour in cell-free systems. The toolbox will then be used to develop, fabricate, and test biosensor designs using logic functions such as AND, OR, NOT, etc.. Working with other members of the consortium, you will integrate these into biosensors for real-world applications. As part of this, you will measure key characteristics such as signal-to-noise ratio, limit of detection and response time.
The following essential knowledge, skills & experience are sought:
The contract will run for 36 months in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension thereafter. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).
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Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 11 October 2022
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