NATS-251-23-R - Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Kent
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,386 to £40,931
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Postdoctoral Research Associate School of Biosciences Location: Canterbury

Salary: £36,386 to £40,931 per annum Grade: Grade 7 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - 36 Months Release Date: Monday 23 October 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 22 November 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: NATS-251-23-R

We are looking to recruit an experienced and self-motivated individual to work in Professor Neil Kad's laboratory. This project aims to understand how muscle is activated by using state-of-the-art single molecule imaging techniques. You will be involved in developing and implementing new techniques to provide a molecular level view of how the motor proteins in muscle are activated by calcium and how this is transmitted within the highly organised matrix of the sarcomere. You will be part of a group that is investigating the process of contraction at many levels, with an aim to having a real impact on skeletal and cardiac diseases. This project will involve single molecule imaging, analysis, some instrument development and molecular biology; for all aspects there is expertise present and training will be given.

The applicant will require a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate field, have the ability to undertake research, efficiently, creatively and collegially. They will possess strong oral communication skills and be highly self- motivated.

The appointee will be based within the School of Biosciences and will deliver research based activities of a high standard, contribute to the development of the project and in achieving key milestones, contribute to the dissemination of research results through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations as well as other duties assigned by Professor Kad.

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • a PhD degree or equivalent in relevant scientific discipline (or to be in the final stages of obtaining such a qualification)
  • experience in microscopy
  • proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The School of Biosciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, it provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for research and teaching. In REF2021, the School was ranked second for Impact and 76% of the School's submitted outputs were in the "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" categories. It is committed to supporting early career researchers.

    The School of Biosciences hosts several state-of-the art technologies and facilities including single molecule biophysics, rapid kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, high performance computing, and protein purification/ analysis.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources team on: [email protected] quoting ref number: NATS-251-23-R.

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