Research Associate in Chemical Biology / Biochemistry, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 20 Nov 2017

Research Associate in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry

Closing Date : 20/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 08 January 2018 for 6 Months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : Chemical Biology & Biological Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10867

The University invites applications for the above post, which is available for a period of six months, to start on 8th January 2018 or to start as soon as possible thereafter.

You will carry out work concerned with the development and application of enzymes for the production of organosiloxane small molecules. More specifically, you will be expected to undertake the molecular cloning and heterologous production of enzymes, perform enzymatic assays to assess their activity against a range of model substrate molecules, and employ the various analytical methods that are related to these activities. This research builds on work that was recently reported on an enzyme that is able to catalyse the condensation of silicon-oxygen bonds (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.2017114, E5285).

You will be expected to design and perform laboratory-based experimentation, analyse the outcomes of the experiments, draw well rationalised conclusions and communicate their findings to other parties. Working in a team, you will need to have good communication skills and exchange technical information with scientists from different disciplines. For this particular research, you should have experience in modern methods for molecular cloning, mutagenesis and heterologous protein production. Expertise in enzyme assay development, enzymology or related areas would also be advantageous.

The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Lu Shin Wong


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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