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PDRA in Protein-Surface Immobilisation and Characterisation

University of York - Department of Chemistry

Location: York
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: 11585

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position for 18 months to work with Dr Alison Parkin in the Department of Chemistry. The project is associated with an ERC consolidator award funded by the UKRI Frontier Research Guarantee.  

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The Department of Chemistry is one of the UK's leading Chemistry departments and we are renowned internationally for our research. This is combined with a commitment to teaching and outstanding student satisfaction, and we have been recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award: https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/ed/. As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education. Further information can be found within this brief and on our website: www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/

Role

The project will focus on developing a chemical biology toolkit and electrochemical methodologies to immobilise proteins on surfaces and unpick the mechanisms of electron transfer within complex biofuel-generating redox metalloenzymes. This appointment will suit a person with training in chemical synthesis, protein chemistry and electrochemistry. The position is tenable for a period of 18 months available from April 2023.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To conduct research under the supervision of Dr Alison Parkin and to contribute to the production of research
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects   
  • To provide guidance to other staff and students, as required, as well as coordinating the work of small research teams

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You should have a PhD in synthetic chemistry, with experience in the characterisation of protein-surface interactions highly desirable
  • Ideally you should have experience working in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Alison Parkin on alison.parkin@york.ac.uk  

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

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