Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bacterial Metal Homeostasis

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Biosciences

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biosciences, with a particular emphasis in bacterial metal homeostasis. The broad project goal is to examine the properties of metal-chelating peptides and the impact of these peptides on bacterial metal homeostasis, using cross-disciplinary techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, and chemistry. The project is supported by a Seed Grant awarded to Dr Karrera Djoko by the Wellcome Trust.

The successful applicant will work directly with Dr Karrera Djoko and other members of the Djoko research team. The applicant will join a supportive and collaborative research environment within the Metals in Biology grouping at Durham (a cohort of ~10 PhD students and PDRAs). The applicant will also work closely with collaborators in Durham Chemistry and Newcastle University.

The successful applicant is expected to have a broad range of knowledge and skills appropriate to the project goals, specifically in concepts and techniques related to Metals in Biology. The successful applicant will be expected to work effectively, both independently and as part of a research team. It is expected that the successful applicant will also enhance the profile of the group through the presentation of work at national and international conferences, and aid in the supervision of graduate students within the group.

This post is full time and fixed term for 18 months. The funding is available from 30 September 2019 for this fixed period only. The project is time limited and will end on 29 March 2021.

Closes midday on :     17-Jul-2019