Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology) (0237-24)

Aston University
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £40,521
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (13/02/20
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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology) School of Biosciences Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £37,099 to £40,521 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (13/02/2026)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 27 May 2024 Interview Date: Monday 10 June 2024 Reference: 0237-24 Release Date: Monday 13 May 2024

We are looking for a skilled Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a recently awarded BBSRC Engineering Biology Mission Award. The aim of the project is to engineer Escherichia coli strains to express different high- value inner membrane proteins and determine the best expression conditions for maximal yield and quality of target proteins.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in membrane biology and/or membrane protein production. The techniques involved will mainly focus on protein and lipid biochemistry e.g., SDS-PAGE, western blotting, thin layer chromatography and analysis of mass spectrometry data. An ability to learn new techniques quickly is highly desirable and full training will be given as needed.

The post is available fixed term to 13 February 2026 with the possibility of an extension to 29 June 2026.

For further information please contact Dr Alan Goddard ([email protected]).

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