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Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,982 to £38,205 on Grade E for the Postdoctoral Associate role and from £41,732 to £51,283 on Grade F for the Postdoctoral Research Fellow role, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: P92020

This new full-time post is available from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2026 on a fixed term basis.

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the work of Dr Vicki Gold, Dr Remy Chait and Dr Tobias Bergmiller. This Leverhulme Trust funded post is available from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2026. The successful applicant will investigate the lifecycle of a filamentous phage using a combination of fluorescence light microscopy, single-cell microfluidics and electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM).

The post will include:

  • Bacterial cell culture, cloning, protein purification and labelling
  • Development and use of microfluidic devices and techniques for single-cell fluorescence microscopy.
  • Sample preparation for electron microscopy (negative stain and cryo)
  • High-resolution data collection and processing

About you

PDRA: The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

PDRF: The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD in Biochemistry/Biological Sciences or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in the subject area and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024).  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Further Information

For further information please contact Dr Vicki Gold, e-mail v.a.m.gold@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 727455.

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