11 June 2013

Molecular Jobs: Issue 13 (20 posts)

Here is the weekly digest for Molecular Jobs: Vacancies in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology disciplines:

Research Fellow in Biophotonics

Ref: 1345

Vacancy Details:

A postdoctoral position for one year in the first instance is available for collaborative work between the Schools of Physics Astronomy and Biology at the University of St Andrews. The project aims to look at advanced methods of cell transfection using optical methods, based on our development of a novel photoporation technology (e.g. see ...

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Fixed Term Lectureship in Neurobiology and Developmental Biology

School of Biological Chemical Sciences

Ranked very highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, Medicine and Dentistry and Science and Engineering. Within Queen Mary, the ...

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Lecturers in Biomedical Science and Biomolecular Sciences (2X Post)

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Salary: £30,426 - £37,386 per annum

Job reference: REQ002008

The Department of Biomolecular and Sport Sciences is growing strongly in both undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers and in research and consultancy work. As a result we have an exciting opportunity for two scientists to join our team.

We are ...

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Research Associate Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids

x 2

Fixed Term

Salary: £27,854 - £36,298 pa

Reference: MA01305

Closing date: 11 July 2013

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We seek up to two postdoctoral scientists for our ongoing programmes studying the role of non-canonical nucleic acid structures within the genome and ...

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Research Associate Bone Tissue Repair & Engineering

Closing Date: 18/06/2013

Reference: MHS-02928

Faculty / Organisational Unit:  Medical Human Sciences

Division: Regenerative Medicine

Salary: £29,541 to £36,298

Employment type: Fixed Term

Duration: Tenable until 30 June 2015

Hours Per Week: Full Time

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, in the Institute of Inflammation ...

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Molecular Bacteriology Diagnostician

Location: York
Ref: CSP 3856
Fixed Term Appointment (3 Years)
Salary: from £21,203 pa

Fera is an executive agency of Defra, our role is to support and develop a sustainable food chain, a healthy natural environment, and to protect the community from biological and chemical risks.

The Molecular Bacteriology Diagnostician will use molecular diagnostic tools and methods to ...

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Postdoctoral Research Scientists

Starting Salary from £28,500 to £38,000 (Depending on experience)
Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 year extension)

Synthetic lethal interactions with mutant p53 in NSCLC
Prof. Karen Vousden and Dr Daniel Murphy

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres. It supports cutting edge research ...

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Two Postdoctoral Research Scientists

Salary range £28,977 - £32,196 per annum

The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Research Scientists to work on a project entitled "Is PI3Ky signalling organised in distinct membrane nano-domains?" jointly funded by the MRC and GSK.

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Research Associate/Fellow – Metabolic Engineering

BBSRC sLoLa Synthetic Biology - Nottingham, Fixed term

£24,766 - £30,424 per annum, depending on skills experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance – (£27,047 maximum without PhD)

GASCHEM: Optimising industrial gas fermentation for commercial low-carbon fuel and chemical production through systems and synthetic biology approaches

The Clostridia Research Group (http://www.clostron.com/people.php) is part ...

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Research Associate/Fellow – Microbial Physiology

BBSRC sLoLa Synthetic Biology – Nottingham, fixed term

£24,766 - £30,424 per annum, depending on skills experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance – (£27,047 maximum without PhD)

GASCHEM: Optimising industrial gas fermentation for commercial low-carbon fuel and chemical production through systems and synthetic biology approaches

The Clostridia Research Group (http://www.clostron.com/people.php) is part ...

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Clothworkers' Foundation Scholarship Extraction and Identification of Natural Dyes for Sustainable and Historical Applications

Supervisors: Dr. Richard Blackburn (Centre for Technical Textiles) and Professor Chris Rayner (School of Chemistry)
Blackburn group website: www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/imr/people/blackburn/blackburn.shtml
Rayner group website: www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/People/Rayner.html

Open to UK residents only who have achieved (or expect to achieve) a 2i in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Colour Chemistry or a related subject. This project is funded by The Clothworkers' Foundation. The studentship covers all ...

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PhD Studentship Molecular simulation of bacterial membranes

A PhD studentship in molecular simulation of bacterial membranes is available in the group of Dr Syma Khalid (http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/sk2x07/index.php)

The project involves employing atomistic and coarse-grain molecular dynamics simulations to study the diffusion, aggregation and conformational dynamics of proteins that reside in bacterial membranes. The membranes that protect bacteria are the first physical barrier encountered by drugs that ...

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PhD Studentship Chemical Biology of Glycosyltransferases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Southampton, United Kingdom

We are interested in studying the transition state structure of glycosyltransferases. This enzyme transfers a carbohydrate group to an acceptor molecule. Glycosyltransferase enzymes synthesize important biological molecules such as polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and carbohydrate-containing small molecules (e.g. an antibiotic, vancomycin). Despite their importance, how these enzymes work has not been understood well. Recently, a study involving ...

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PhD Studentships in "Computer simulation of peptides and peptide permeation through biological membranes"

Location:  Highfield Campus
Reference:  229613EB

Start Date: TBC

Project description: Applications are invited for two PhD students to work with Professor Jonathan Essex to use classical computer simulations and free energy calculations to model peptide conformations in water and other environments, and to simulate how peptides permeate through biological membranes. Peptides are not only widely used by biological ...

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PhD Studentship - A Chemical Biology Approach to the Identification of cyclic peptide inhibitors of protein

Southampton, United Kingdom

We are seeking an academically excellent and motivated individual to join the Tavassoli lab as a PhD student. The project is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKiine and the EPSRC, and focuses on the development of cyclic peptide inhibitors of a medically relevant protein-protein interaction, using a genetically encoded drug discovery platform.

This project is multidisciplinary, with research ...

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PhD Studentship

A fully funded four year studentship under the supervision of Joern Werner, Tim Elliott and Andrew Phillips is due to start in October 2013.

Cells display a representative sample of their intracellular content at the cell surface. Peptides are generated inside the cell as a result of protein turnover and bound to MHC class I molecules. These peptide:MHC complexes ...

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PhD Studentship - Structure

Applications are invited for a 3 year fully funded PhD studentship commencing Autumn 2013.

The project, titled "Structure-function analysis of GTGs – novel membrane proteins required for growth and development", is a multi-disciplined approach aimed at revealing the molecular details of a GPCR-Type GTPase protein that may have anion channel activity.

Presently, we are at the beginning of ...

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Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences has an opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the
2013-2014 academic year to participate in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate biochemistry. The successful candidate will be
teaching and directing recitations for courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Genetics (220 students) to a maximum of 12
contact hours ...

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BBSRC PhD studentship: Evolutionary ecology of fungal killers

Supervisors: Dr Ivana Gudelj and Professor Ken Haynes, Biosciences, University of Exeter

We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated and dedicated student with a real interest in applying evolutionary biology to antimicrobial resistance and we are inviting applications for this BBSRC-funded PhD studentship to commence September 2013.

Fungal diseases devastate human lives. Bloodstream infections are the second biggest ...

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