Research Fellow in Chemistry
Application closing date 13/11/2018
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Job category/type Research
Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some GBP 300m, Queen's University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen's University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
To be an active member of the research team, assisting in the development of chemical probes to study bacterial lipid-processing enzymes. This is a highly interdisciplinary project that will involve the isolation of natural products, multi-step chemical synthesis of complex lipids and their characterization through a variety of analytical approaches, expression and purification of bacterial lipid-processing enzymes, in vitro enzymatic assays and molecular modelling. The post holder will be responsible for the planning and delivery of research activity within the project so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.
The post is funded for 24 months by the EPSRC and is available from 7th January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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