Postdoctoral Research Associate in Silico Design and Realisation

Durham, United Kingdom
£36,333 - £43,155 per annum
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Role

The newly established Centre for Programmable Biological Matter, led by Professor Jonathan Heddle is a large, multidisciplinary and well-equipped laboratory. We are developing new capabilities aimed at understanding, designing, and building biological nanomachines. Our vision is grand, and we hope our research will lead to break throughs in new materials and therapeutics. These will all be biocompatible, biodegradable and highly sustainable. We are currently recruiting a large number of people to our growing team including several Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA)

You will be the leading researcher in effort to develop new artificial functional protein structures. You will imagine and design dynamic proteins with new capabilities and help produce and test them. You will also work with others in the centre, helping them to realize their designs using your expertise to guide their design choices.

This post is fixed term for 54 months, funding is available until the 31st August 2028.

The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st March 2024.