2 x Research Fellow (103736-0721 & 103737-0721) . Job Reference: 1878065

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

August 16, 2021

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Research Only

Department

Warwick Medical School, Biomedical Cell Biology

Salary

£30,942 - £40,322 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

A Wellcome-funded Research Fellow position is available within a friendly, long-established and productive lab working on the fundamental mechanisms of molecular motors. The Cross lab. sits within Warwick's Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, which offers an outstanding environment for discovery science in one of the best universities in the UK.

The project will use protein engineering to understand the mechanisms by which kinesin molecular motors and their microtubule tracks work together as force- generating molecular machines. The experiments will involve a range of techniques in biophysical cell biology, especially protein engineering, single molecule optical trapping, solution kinetics, super-resolution microscopy and microfluidics.

You will have a good honors degree, a relevant PhD and some previous experience in at least one of these techniques, in the context of a demonstrable track record of productive experimental work.

Where you have not yet been awarded your PhD, any offer made to you will be an under-appointment to the post of Research Associate at a salary of £30,046 per annum. Once your PhD has been awarded and you have evidenced this, you will be appointed to the substantive post of Research Fellow at a salary within the range shown above.

Job Description

Job purpose

To perform experiments that dissect the force generating mechanisms of kinesin molecular motors and their microtubule tracks, aiming to understand how kinesin and microtubules work together as force generating molecular machines.

Duties and responsibilities

1. Conduct individual and collaborative experimental research projects.

2. Keep precise electronic records of experiments

3. Write up research work for publication.

4. Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.

5. Present information on research progress and outcomes.

6. Contribute to the writing of papers.

7. Communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

8. Continually maintain and update personal knowledge and understanding of the field.

9. Behave as an exemplary laboratory citizen.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PhD (or soon to receive PhD) in quantitative biology, bioinformatics, physics, maths, computer science, or related discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in a relevant field. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 3

Excellent interpersonal skills. (b)

Essential Criteria 4

A developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 5

Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge of research methods and techniques relevant to experimental biophysics. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability and potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of and expertise in experimental single molecule optical trapping (a)(b)(c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Coding experience in any one of the following: python, R, ImageJ/FIJI, MATLAB, C++, java. (a)(b)(c)

Further Particulars

Further information about Warwick's Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, please click here

Further information about the Cross laboratory, please click here

Warwick Medical School

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

Where you have not yet been awarded your PhD, any offer made to you will be an under-appointment to the post of Research Associate at a salary of £30,046 per annum. Once your PhD has been awarded and you have evidenced this, you will be appointed to the substantive post of Research Fellow at a salary within the range shown above.

Right to work in the UK

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

16 Aug 2021

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