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Research Associate – University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Research Associate to join a multicentre team focussing on understanding gene regulation in the major bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Position Requirements:

  • Have a PhD degree in Microbial Biochemistry, preferably working with transcription factor proteins (or have equivalent experience)
  • Carry out the microbiological aspects of the research programme funded by BBSRC.
  • Liaise with researchers from a range of collaborative areas within the University, HE sector and beyond.
  • You will be responsible for completing research as part of a project to investigate aspects of gene regulation in the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • This will involve two main tasks. Task one will be to carry out additional experiments required to complete our work characterizing the transcription factor Cmr (Rv1675c). This will involve purification of the Cmr Protein and determining its ability to regulate transcription in vitro in response to potential regulatory signals. Task two will require applying similar techniques to investigate the roles of multiple regulators in controlling the expression of a type VII secretion system.
Employer The University of Sheffield
Posted 19-11-2015
Location Europe
Discipline NA
Salary Grade 7 £29,847 per annum
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  • Design and execute experiments, analyse and record data, with a view to presenting the findings in scientific publications, to commercial partners and sponsors.
  • Maintain a systematic record of scientific outcomes.
  • Read academic papers, journals and textbooks and attend conferences to keep abreast of developments.
  • Prepare papers for journals/presentations either in-house or at national/international conferences or seminars to disseminate research findings.

Application Deadline – 03rd December 2015

University of Sheffield is a leading global university. Their research in the arts and humanities, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences, changes lives for the better and advances our understanding of what it means to be human. They work with other leading universities, governments and multinational companies to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today, from sustainable energy and food production to the global economy. Their partnerships with Boeing and Rolls-Royce set a new standard for industrial research.

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