Research Associate - School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum
02 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate

Job number   ACAD103195
Division/School   School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Contract type   Open ended contract staff
Working pattern   Full time
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 per annum
Closing date for applications   20-Mar-2018

A postdoctoral Research Associate is required immediately to work on a 36 month project funded by the MRC-Newton Fund, investigating the role of lipid metabolism in flavivirus infection.
The aim of the collaborative research project, which involves researchers at the University of Bristol and Mahidol University in Thailand, is to use advanced high-throughput liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyse how lipid metabolism is perturbed during flavivirus infection and specifically define the lipids that are key for flavivirus replication and particle assembly.
The project will use bioinformatic, biochemical, cell biology and virological techniques to confirm the role of specific lipids in flavivirus infection, focussing on viruses of particular concern in Thailand.
The position is open to candidates who have or are soon to obtain a PhD in biomedical or related sciences. Experience with high-throughput mass spectrometry based lipidomics/proteomics, metabolomic/proteomic bioinformatics, molecular biology, protein/lipid purification, virology and tissue culture techniques are essential.
The project will be supervised by Dr Andrew Davidson. 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 on Tuesday 20 March 2018.
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