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Research Assistant / Associate in DNA DATA STORAGE

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 26469

Company description:

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.

Job description:

Salary:

Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,332 per annum 

Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum

The Role

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.

As a Research Assistant / Associate Experimentalist in DNA Data Storage, you will play a pivotal role in advancing the EnDROIDS project (http:\\endroids.ico2s.org).

This position involves the design, execution, and analysis of experimental systems for DNA-based data storage in vitro or/and in vivo. You will work in a cutting-edge field, combining principles of molecular biology, synthetic biology and computing science to pioneer new methods of data storage and retrieval using DNA as a data storage medium.

The role will require regular liaison with the other investigators in the project (specifically) and the research group (more generally) to aid in designing and carrying out experiments in in vitro or/and in vivo information storage. More specifically, the post holder will work collaboratively with our other nanobiotechnologists and scientific computing experts to achieve project goals. The post holder will also provide assistance to, and training of, academic, technical and research staff and students on specific experimental techniques and in the use of specialised experimental equipment when necessary. To keep excellent records of all laboratory experiments, procedures, protocols, workflows and outcomes, enabling reuse, interpretation with team members and delivery of project milestones.

The appointment is fixed-term, tenable for 30 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 Prof. Natalio Krasnogor: natalio.krasnogor@newcastle.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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