Research Assistant in Biosciences

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 6 (£26,243)
07 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Department Of Biosciences

Position Type : Research

Grade 6 (£26,243)

The Department of Biosciences requires a skilled research assistant for two short term projects (total 100% FTE): 
50% FTE Project 1: “Using waste apples to grow the worm C. elegans for use in bioprocessing applications” – BBSRC-funded project as a collaboration with TeeGene Biotech Ltd. 
50% FTE Project 2: “Making therapeutic proteins using the nematode C. elegans” – a Durham University seedcorn project 
Timescale: From October 1st 2018 until January 25th 2019 – total of 3.8 months

Durham University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting staff from groups that are under-represented in academic posts in the University. The Department of Biosciences holds the Athena Swan Bronze Award.

Job Description

Both projects require a person with considerable C. elegans experience who has experience of working with transgenic C. elegans, C. elegans in liquid culture and protein analysis. The person will also need to communicate well with the in-house team as well as academic collaborators at the University of Strathclyde and industrial collaborators at TeeGene Biotech.

Project 1 involves testing a panel of bacteria isolated from apples for their ability to support C. elegans growth in using apple-based substrates, and the ability of transgenic worms grown in this way to produce recombination protein 
Project 2 involves producing and purifying sufficient protein to test biological activity by our Strathclyde collaborations resulting in preliminary data for a major grant application.

To apply for the position: please submit a covering letter and CV outlining relevant experience, particularly with respect to the Personal Specification above.

Contact for enquiries about the position: 
Dr David Weinkove 
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 334 1303 
Email: david.weinkove@durham.ac.uk

Closes midday on : 08-Oct-2018