Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
May 17, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 14, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Biochemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Closing date for applications 14-Jun-2020

Post-doctoral position in Protein Engineering available immediately at the Bristol School of Biochemistry and the Synthetic Biology Centre, BrisSynBio, a leading UK and international centre of excellence ( As part of a dynamic team, you will utilize state-of-the-art selection/evolution technology (Ribosome Display) to generate high-affinity binders from a naïve library that neutralise snake venom toxins. This project is an international collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liege, Belgium and University of Aix-Marseille, France to develop new, safe and efficient antivenom to treat snakebites. Experience with display techniques, protein expression and purification, biochemical and biophysical analysis is essential. Experience with protein engineering, RNA isolation and preparation, and/or current molecular biology methods (e.g. Gibson, redET) is a definite plus. A PhD (awarded or imminent) in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related subject is essential.

You will be based in the Berger-Schaffitzel (lead) and Berger laboratories in a highly collaborative setup, including collaboration with Robert Harrison (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) for pre-clinical validation using cell-based assays and murine models. We are seeking to fill the post as soon as possible.

For informal enquiries please contact Christiane Schaffitzel, +44 117 394 1869, or Imre Berger, +44 117 3941857;

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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