Job offer in england Research Assistant/Associate (3 posts) – A62822R at Newcastle University

Newcastle University – Institute for Cell Molecular Biosciences

Research Assistant: £26,829 – £28,452 
Research Associate: £29,301 – £31,076

Closing Date: 01 June 2017

You will work on the project ‘Investigating the physiological DNA replication initiation reaction‘ in the laboratory of Dr Heath Murray Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology. The precise physiologically relevant interactions between bacterial DNA replication initiation proteins at a chromosome origin, and the temporal set of activities that these complexes perform, are unclear. The goal of this proposal is to address these fundamental questions using the model organism Bacillus subtilis. The approach employs new tools under development in the lab: inducible heterologous systems that provide requisite DNA replication activities, thereby allowing the construction and characterization of mutations within the essential endogenous replication factors.

You will have experience in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and protein:nucleic acid interactions, as well as evidence of high quality publications.

Excellent scientific writing skills and previous supervision of research students are essential for these posts.

Appointments will be made from 01 October 2017.

These posts will be tenable for 3 years.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Heath Murray

Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biosciences

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The Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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