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Research Assistant/Associate in DNA Data Storage

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 28th January 2024
Job Ref: 26469

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.

The Role
Are you ready to drive innovation at the intersection of biology and computing? The Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems (ICOS) Research Group within the School of Computing are seeking a dedicated Research Assistant / Associate (Experimentalist) in DNA Data Storage Systems to contribute to our cutting-edge EnDROIDS project.

You'll be the driving force behind the advancement of DNA Data Storage Systems. You'll take charge of designing, executing, and analysing experimental systems for DNA-based data storage in both controlled environments and living organisms. This exciting opportunity involves pioneering methods to revolutionise data storage and retrieval using DNA as a storage medium, merging principles of synthetic biology and computing science.

You'll collaborate closely with fellow investigators and research groups, refining protocols for in vivo information storage. Your responsibilities will encompass supporting and training academic, technical, and research colleagues on specific experimental techniques, ensuring meticulous records of all laboratory procedures, and contributing to the dissemination of findings in scientific journals and to project stakeholders.

We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.

The appointment is fixed-term, tenable for 36 months in the first instance. The position is available on a full-time basis (37 hours per week).

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples.

For informal queries regarding the role or the project, please contact Dr Sara Friedl, Senior RA at: sara.friedl@ncl.ac.uk.

For more information about the ICOS group, please click here.
For more information about EnDROIDS, please click here.

Are you ready to make a remarkable impact in the world of Computing Science? Join us at the forefront of innovation and discovery at the School of Computing, Newcastle University. As a beacon of excellence in technological advancement, we foster a dynamic and collaborative environment where creativity thrives, and boundaries are pushed. Our School boasts a rich heritage of ground-breaking research and a commitment to nurturing the brightest minds in the field. With state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse community of experts, we are passionate about empowering our students to explore, innovate, and redefine the possibilities of computing. Come be part of our pioneering journey, where your expertise and vision will shape the future of technology.

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