The Chung Lab at the University of Cambridge, Department of Pathology is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to dissect the detailed molecular mechanisms of novel translational sensors that we recently discovered that drive rapid translational responses during host:bacterial interactions (see our recent work on the discovery of plant RNA ThermoSwitches: PMID 32284544, PMID 33855112 and PMID 36092413).

The successful candidate will utilise a mixture of RNA technologies such as in vitro translation, single molecule RNA FRET, and cryoEM, etc to investigate the influence of environmental triggers on novel regulatory elements. The successful candidate will be the lead scientist in driving this BBSRC-funded research program and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in a related field. Experience in molecular biology is essential. Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills are also required.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading universities, and the Department of Pathology is renowned for its research in the field of molecular biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, and to collaborate with leading researchers in the field.

This opportunity is funded by the BBSRC, a major funding body for research in the life sciences in the UK, providing support for research and training in universities, research institutes and other organizations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance with a very high possibility for extension. Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please submit your CV and a cover letter to the Chung Lab at the University of Cambridge. Please quote reference PK35562 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Salary: £34,308-£42,155

Closing date: 4 April 2023

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