Research Associate in Synthetic and Engineered Biology
Imperial College London Department of Bioengineering
United Kingdom

Job summary

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher on a 24 month contract to work in the research group of Professor Tom Ellis in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London. This EPSRC-funded role available is for a Research Associate with extensive postdoctoral experience. You will work on engineering, assessing and optimising S. cerevisiae yeast cells for the secretion of polypeptide products that are suitable for use in making advanced...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01644
  • Date posted 12 April 2021
  • Closing date 10 May 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 Bioengineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher on a 24 month contract to work in the research group of Professor Tom Ellis in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.

This EPSRC-funded role available is for a Research Associate with extensive postdoctoral experience. You will work on engineering, assessing and optimising S. cerevisiae yeast cells for the secretion of polypeptide products that are suitable for use in making advanced materials and new therapeutics.

The Research Associate will be expected to thrive in a collaborative working environment with an international and interdisciplinary team. The role will involve training in microbial molecular biology, DNA recombination, engineered evolution, and biomaterial design and analysis.

Duties and responsibilities

As a Research Associate you will, work in a challenging project using yeast engineering and directed evolution and develop and broaden knowledge and expertise in the fields of synthetic and engineered biology and materials biosynthesis, as well as in protein production. You will work closely with any project partners in industry and academia that arise during the project and undertake project management and be involved in the supervision of PhD and Master Students.

Essential requirements

Applicants will have both a PhD and extensive postdoctoral experience working with S. cerevisiae or S. pombe yeast, ideally evidenced with research publications. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in DNA repair, recombination and replication in yeast, as well as expert knowledge of the yeast cell cycle and how this influences DNA incorporation and expression. Experience in FACS, RT-qPCR, ChIP techniques are all highly-desired.

Please see the job description and person specification document associated with this advert for the full list of criteria.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for 24 months.

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

Closing date: 10 May 2021 

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof Tom Ellis t.ellis@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Michelle McCartney at m.mccartney@imperial.ac.uk.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/


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