Senior Research Associate in Chemical Microbiology

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
£35,333 to £42,155 per annum
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Biological Sciences


Senior Research Associate in Chemical Microbiology

Ref: RA2117


Starting salary from £35,333 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £42,155 per annum.


Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr Andrew Gates at UEA and will also work with Dr Zoë Waller at UCL to undertake a BBSRC-funded chemical microbiology research project. You will use a range of microbial cell biology, biochemistry and biophysical techniques to advance our understanding of how bacteria use G-quadruplex and i-motif DNA secondary structures to regulate expression and biosynthesis of pathways for nitrous oxide destruction and develop chemical tools to stop bacteria releasing this potent climate-damaging greenhouse gas.

You must have, or expect to shortly be awarded, a PhD (or equivalent qualification), in microbiology, microbial biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology or related area and you must be able to fulfil all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Biological Sciences, a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.  

This full-time post is available from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a fixed term basis until 30 November 2023 in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension (subject to grant funding).   

Further information on our great benefits package, including 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days, can be found on our benefits page.


Closing Date: Monday 19 June 2023.


To apply for this role please click on the ‘Apply’ button, where you will be redirected to the UEA website to complete and submit an online application. Please note, CVs received directly will not be considered, only applications made via the UEA website.


The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.