Research Associate - School of Biochemistry

City of Bristol (GB)
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate (up to 2 posts)

Job number  ACAD102543

School of Biochemistry

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary  £32,004 - £36,001 - per annum

Closing date for applications  01-May-2017

Location: Bristol, UK

Up to two Research Associate positions in cellular structural biology of transcription factors are available immediately in the Berger lab, University of Bristol UK, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

As part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team, the Research Associates will perform international leading basic research with the objective of unlocking the structure, function and cellular assembly of key eukaryotic transcription factor complexes, applying and integrating recombinant multiprotein expression tools, structural biology (X-ray, EM), biophysics, proteomics, cell biology and biochemistry techniques. Experience with recombinant expression of multiprotein complexes, in particular with the MultiBac system, structural biology methods (X-ray, EM) and cell biology techniques are highly desirable.

Experience with complex multicomponent human transcription factors is highly desirable. Applicants should hold, or expect to hold shortly, a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology (X-ray, EM) or a related subject.

The Research Associates will benefit from the cutting-edge Bristol Biosuite for structural biology and the Synthetic Biology centre (BrisSynbio, and synergize with our internationally leading academic collaborators (Laszlo Tora, IGBMC; Patrick Schultz, IGBMC; Marc Timmers, Utrecht; Christiane Schaffitzel, Bristol; and Juri Rappsilber, Berlin. We are seeking to fill the post asap.

For informal enquires please contact: Prof. Imre Berger 0044 117 39 41857,

Closing date for applications is midnight Monday 1 May 2017

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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