Research Fellow - Clostridium Sporulation Molecular Biologist (Fixed
Friday, 22nd October 2021
£31406 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
This post will provide molecular biology expertise to the BBSRC/EPSRC
Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) in support of its research
activities on sporulation control in members of the genus Clostridium. The
post-holder will design and conduct laboratory experiments but will also be
responsible for drafting reports and developing research ideas towards grant
applications. There will be close interaction with other members of the
multidisciplinary team drawing on their expertise to synergistically advance
the research field.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the application of
genetic tools to further the understanding of sporulation control in
Clostridium butyricum as well as Clostridium sporogenes or related
species. They will have a proven track record in the application of
CRISPR/Cas9 in these or related species and previous experience of working on
commercially funded projects. The successful candidate will be competent in
report writing, in writing scientific work-plans and in creating research
project strategies. An interest in commercialising the output of the research
will be essential.
SBRC Nottingham is one of six UK centres created by the BBSRC/EPSRC and has a
wealth of facilities including three multiplexed gas fermentation suites, a
bespoke state of the art robotics platform (for high throughput DNA parts
assembly, transformation and chassis growth and selection), twelve anaerobic
microbiological work-stations and a suite of analytics kit (HPLC, GC, GC-MS,
LC-MS-MS), all supported by specialist technical staff. The post will operate
within a framework of Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) under the
guidance of SBRC social scientists and be expected to undertake outreach
activities coordinated by the SBRC Outreach Officer. The role holder will have
the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for
research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.
Candidates must hold a PhD in a project concerned with sporulation and
germination in Clostridium.
This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed-term post until 30th April 2022.
Job share arrangements would be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Nigel Minton:
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