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Research Fellow – University of Warwick

The University of Warwick are inviting enthusiastic and creative candidates to apply for a Research Fellow position to join their dynamic research environment. The laboratory of Professor Alfonso Jaramillo is developing novel experimental methodologies to engineer and evolve synthetic phages.

Position Requirements:

  • Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in molecular biology/biochemistry, biotechnology or other relevant discipline.
  • Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in genetically-modified bacteriophages.
  • Experience in laboratory techniques including advanced molecular cloning (Gibson required), bacterial expression and assay development/validation and good understanding of genetics.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals (evidenced by first-author publications in high quality internationally recognized journals.
  • Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills. Proficiency in English at all levels is essential.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in Synthetic biology and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • Proficiency with bioinformatics tools for structural biology.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organisation, protocol development and troubleshooting skills.
Employer University of Warwick
Posted 15-05-2016
Location Coventry, UK
Discipline NA
Salary £28,982 – £37,768 pa
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  • Undertake research in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. Assist the Project Leader and, where appropriate, project collaborators in the successful execution of the project.
  • Help establish a sound research base within the department in order to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research.
  • To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research to other reputable outlets
  • May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda.
  • May present information on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research, e.g. steering groups.
  • Communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

Warwick is one of the UK’s leading research universities and the quality and impact of their research is demonstrated by their excellent research rankings with Warwick ranked at 7th overall in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (based on multi-faculty institutions). Warwick is engaged in becoming an international hub for Synthetic Biology, having hired a dozen of new faculty we have created the well-funded WISB centre for synthetic biology and a doctoral school (CDT Synthetic Biology) together with Oxford and Bristol Universities.

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