A position funded by the BBSRC is available for an enthusiastic, independent and highly motivated postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the molecular mechanisms underpinning chromosome segregation in Archaea. The overarching aim of the project is to investigate a novel chromosome segregation cassette harboured by the thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus and to elucidate interactions, assembly dynamics and modus operandi of the encoded factors. The project is multidisciplinary in nature and will involve traditional genetic and biochemical approaches blended with cutting-edge techniques such as super resolution microscopy and ChIp-seq.
You should have extensive and proven experience in recombinant DNA methods and protein purification and analysis, and will have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in fluorescence microscopy is desirable, but not essential. You will join a dynamic and international research team housed in a well-equipped laboratory in the Department of Biology, which benefits from the presence of a state-of-the-art Technology Facility.
The starting salary will be within the range £30,434 – £31,342 a year and this post is available from 1st April 2015 for a period of three years.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Daniela Barilla` (e-mail: email@example.com).