Research Assistant in Membrane Protein Characterisation

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
12 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry or structural biology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a highly motivated person to work as a research assistant in the Membrane Protein Biology group of Professor Adrian Goldman. The project Involves state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary techniques to unpick the mechanism of membrane proteins, especially integral membrane pyrophosphatases. You will be use molecular biology, protein expression using prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems, protein functional studies by techniques ranging from electrochemistry to EPR and protein-protein interaction studies, and be involved in crystallisation and high-throughput screening. You will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow and will be a key contributor to the overall success of our research. In addition, you will perform essential lab duties and develop training and supervision experience in your role supporting other members of the lab.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Adrian Goldman, Chair in Membrane Biology


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute: School of Biomedical Sciences
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £28,331 (pro rata)
Working Time: 30 hours per week (80% of full time)
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (34 months from 1 September 2020)
Closing Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020
Reference: FBSBM1143
Downloads: Candidate Brief