Research Associate - School of Biochemistry

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

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in recombinant vaccine research to combat emerging infectious disease is available immediately at the cutting-edge Bristol Synthetic Biology Centre, BrisSynBio, a leading UK and international centre of excellence (

As part of a dynamic team, you will combine state-of-the-art baculoviral protein production (MultiBac) with protein biochemistry, structural biology (X-ray, EM) and imaging, to develop and roll-out next-generation vaccine candidates for treating infectious disease (Chikungunya, Zika, Dengue, Rabies). Experience with recombinant protein production (ideally baculovirus), molecular biology and protein biochemistry is essential, knowledge of biophysics and structural techniques is desirable. Experience with protein-based vaccine candidates is a plus. You will be based in the Berger laboratory in a highly collaborative setup in the new EPSRC Innovative Vaccine Manufacturing Hub consortium (lead by Imperial College). We are seeking to fill the post asap.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Imre Berger, 0117 331 2147, or Professor Christiane Schaffitzel, 0117 3941869,

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 13 May 2018.

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