Research Associate - Cellular and Molecular Medicine

City of Bristol (GB)
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate

Job number   ACAD102507

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary  £32,004 per annum

Closing date for applications   27-Apr-2017

Location: Bristol, UK

This Research Associate post, funded for 24 months by grants from the MRC-Newton Fund, requires a talented researcher to join a team investigating protein biomarkers predictive of dengue disease severity.

The specific aim of the collaborative research project, which involves researchers at the University of Bristol, the University of Glasgow and Universities in the Philippines and in Indonesia is to use integrated high-throughput ‘omics approaches to identify biomarkers in patient blood that are predictive of dengue disease severity and have the potential to be developed for dengue disease prognosis.

The project will use a combination of quantitative and targeted proteomics, virological and cell biology techniques. The knowledge gained from the project will contribute to our understanding of dengue pathogenesis and arthropod-borne viruses circulating in the Philippines and Indonesia.

The position is open to applicants who have or are soon to obtain a Ph.D. in biomedical or related sciences. Experience with high-throughput mass spectrometry based proteomics, proteomic bioinformatics, molecular biology, protein purification, virology and tissue culture techniques are essential.

The project will be supervised by Dr Andrew Davidson (PI). Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to Dr Andrew Davidson (tel: +44 (0) 117 331 2024; email: )

The closing date for applications is: Midnight Thursday 27 April 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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