Senior Research Associate

Lancaster University
July 21, 2024
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Senior Research Associate

Biomedical & Life Sciences Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 (Full time, indefinite with end date contract) Closing Date: Sunday 21 July 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 01 August 2024 Reference: 0747-24

We are seeking a senior post-doctoral research associate to join the laboratory of Prof Mick Urbaniak in the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Lancaster University, UK for a period of one year. This BBSRC funded project will investigate heat shock signalling and response in African trypanosomes using a combination of genetic and proteomic techniques.

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, is a rapidly growing, innovative and vibrant Division whose research effort is directed towards understanding basic cellular and physiological mechanisms that underpin disease states. Our lab investigates how trypanosomes use post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression to respond to changes in their environment, such periods of fever within the mammalian host (see Ooi et al (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103735). You will be joining a small, dedicated team in a well-equipped laboratory space with facilities including Biohazard Category 2 and 3 laboratories.

You are required to have a PhD in Biochemistry or a related subject, and a strong background in either trypanosome cell biology or quantitative proteomics. Experience of molecular biology, cell culture techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of data is essential. Experience of working with the African trypanosomes Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense, RNA and proteomic techniques would be an advantage, although training will be given.

The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, please contact Prof Mick Urbaniak: [email protected]

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 30th November 2025. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups and are happy to consider flexible working requests.

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