Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Biology, Engineering of Bacterial Superglues to Tailor Microbial Communities

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Biology, Engineering of Bacterial Superglues to Tailor Microbial Communities

7 April, 2016

South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral to create a new generation of polyprotein teams and microbe teams. Through and selection of a range of adhesion proteins from Gram-positive bacteria, the project will create giant programmable protein architectures. These assemblies should be powerful tools for a range of applications, including immuno-, mechanobiology, vaccine assembly, and multi-enzyme organisation. In this project, the controlled adhesion will be used to programme cell-cell interaction and thus direct the assembly of tailored microbial teams. We will provide training in unfamiliar methods.

Applicants should possess, or expect to obtain soon, a PhD in , cell biology, microbiology or a related area. They should be familiar with standard approaches, recombinant protein expression, and protein chromatography and they should have applied these in their research. Skills and experience in microscopy or selections or protein design are advantageous but this is not required.

This full-time post is funded by EPSRC for up to 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 1 year.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 5 May 2016, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=122933

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