Research Associate in Life Sciences
Imperial College London Department of Life Sciences
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate the mechanism of the newly discovered chlorophyll f synthase enzyme as part of a research programme to enhance photosynthesis in plants, algae and cyanobacteria. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including culturing cyanobacteria, protein purification, biophysical and...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00848
  • Date posted 2 February 2021
  • Closing date 2 March 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,858 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Life Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate the mechanism of the newly discovered chlorophyll f synthase enzyme as part of a research programme to enhance photosynthesis in plants, algae and cyanobacteria. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including culturing cyanobacteria, protein purification, biophysical and biochemical characterization and generation of cyanobacterial mutants.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To perform research work that fulfils the requirements of the grant objective
    • To interpret and present research data and results
    • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
    • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences.
    • To write up the finding for submission to refereed journals
    • To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research

Essential requirements

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related subject.

It is also essential that you have:

  • Experience of culturing bacteria
  • Experience in the purification and biochemical analysis of membrane proteins
  • Experience in spectroscopic/biophysical techniques
  • Experience in molecular biology
  • Successful track record of academic publications in international journals

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
  • An ability to problem-solve
  • The ability to work independently and show initiative with research.
  • The ability to follow protocols, learn new techniques in a precise and skilled manner
  • The ability to develop and apply new concepts
  • The ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.

Further information

This is a fixed term position available for up to 36 months based at the South Kensington Campus

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum

Informal enquires can be made directly to Professor Peter Nixon in the Department of Life Sciences, at p.nixon@imperial.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk and refer the job reference number.

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