|Salary:||£27,929 to £42,155 p.a.|
|Placed On:||16th March 2023|
|Closes:||5th April 2023|
Location: West Cambridge with research stay in Japan
We are seeking to recruit an experienced post-doctoral researcher to work at the exciting interface between nucleic nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The candidate will be supported by a BBSRC International Partnership Award held, in collaboration, by Dr Lorenzo Di Michele (Cambridge), Dr Yuval Elani (Imperial College), Prof. Masahiro Takinoue (Tokyo Tech) and Prof. Hirohide Saito (Kyoto).
The project seeks to apply the tools of nucleic acid nanotechnology to engineer structures (organelles) and behaviours in both synthetic and biological cells. Further details on the project are available upon request.
The candidate will be primarily based in the Cambridge lab, joining an extensive team of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and research fellows working on similar topics. Here, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities for DNA nanotechnology, molecular biology, membrane biophysics, microscopy, microfabrication, and spectroscopy. Frequent collaboration visits will be made to the London lab.
In addition, the project involves an extensive, 4-month research exchange in Japan, where the researcher will visit both the Takinoue and Saito labs. Therefore, willingness to travel to Japan and organise the symposium are essential.
Finally, the researcher will take a leading role in the organisation of an international symposium on DNA nanotechnology and synthetic cell science in Cambridge.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in experimental DNA nanotechnology, biophysics or synthetic biology (essential). Most important, we value work ethics, independence, initiative, creativity, leadership, and enthusiasm.
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Start date: 01/07/2023. Fixed term: Funds for this position are available for 14 months, with possibility of extensions subject to performance and funding availability.
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