0350-24 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Molecular Microbiology Biology)

June 30, 2024

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School of Biosciences

Aston University Main Campus

£37,099 to £39,347
per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term

(8 months)

Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 15 July 2024
Interview Date: 
Thursday 01 August 2024
Reference:  0350-24
Release Date:  Monday 01 July 2024

We are looking for a skilled Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a contract research project that has been funded through Discoveric Bio Beta Ltd. The aim of the project is to engineer Escherichia coli strains to express different versions of the lipopolysaccharide transport proteins LptD and LptE and determine which parts of these essential proteins are important for function in E. coli

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in molecular biology and microbiology. Techniques will focus on DNA construction design, cloning, recombinant protein production and the analysis of bacterial gene expression. An ability to learn new techniques quickly is highly desirable and full training will be given as needed. 

The post is available for a fixed term of 8 months with an ideal start date in August 2024.  

For further information please contact Dr Douglas Browning (d.browning@aston.ac.uk)

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family-friendly policies
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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