|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,982 per annum / Research Associate: £33,966 to £36,024 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||20th October 2023|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
We are looking for a researcher in membrane protein biochemistry to work to discover novel antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
The project involves expression, crystallization and biophysics of a validated membrane protein involved in LPS transport. You will work in a collaborative team across Newcastle University and a company based in Cambridge working together to develop an exciting new platform to discover therapeutics to treat infection.
Candidates with a background in structural biology of bacterial membrane proteins, particularly CryoEM and Crystallography and a strong interest in antibiotic drug discovery and particularly encouraged to apply.
This post is fixed term for a period of up to 9 months in the first instance.
Please reach out to Debbie Hicks at Debbie.Hicks@ncl.ac.uk to have a chat about this opportunity.
As part of our commitment to career development for research colleagues, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.
Also include information about the Academic Service/Unit they will be working in covering strategic aims, values and culture.
Although working under the general guidance of an academic or Principal Investigator, the postholder will contribute ideas, including enhancements to the technical or methodological aspects of their studies, thus providing substantial 'added value'
Develop and carry out the specified project using appropriate techniques and equipment as outlined in the personal requirements
Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support where required
Contribute to grant applications submitted by others and in time develop own research objectives and proposals for funding
Begin to write, with appropriate support, proposals for individual research funding or, where funders do not permit this, contribute to the writing of collective bids
Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations
Contribute to the writing up of their research for publication and dissemination, either through seminar and conference presentations or through publications
Present research findings, either at conferences or through publications in reputable outlets appropriate to the discipline
May be involved in the supervision, with guidance, of final year undergraduate research projects and in providing support to postgraduate research students or Research Assistants
Will need to work with the support staff and, on occasions, with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and interact intellectually with other academic members of the Institute.
May contribute to events celebrating the public engagement of science/social sciences/humanities
Develop an awareness of University structures, policies and procedures and relevant issues in the higher education, research, social and political environment
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