Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Therapies

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Therapies

University of Bristol - School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Bristol, United Kingdom

Main Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Postdoctoral Research Associate to add their expertise to a team developing artificial membrane binding protein constructs for injectable cell therapies. The research programme is highly interdisciplinary and will provide the opportunity for the candidate to develop skills in fields ranging from protein design to regenerative medicine. The appointment in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is a three-year position and the successful candidate will be working in a dynamic multidisciplinary research team led by Prof. Adam Perriman.

Main Statement of Responsibilities

Research Responsibilities

  • Experimental work (protein construct synthesis, purification and characterisation);
  • Develop and conduct stem cell viability, proliferation and differentiation assays;
  • Dissemination of research (writing papers, presenting talks and posters); conference attendance;
  • Team working, contributing to research student supervision and training.

Teaching Responsibilities

As this role is a Pathway 2 (Research) role, there are no formally specified teaching duties required of the role-holder. However, other commitments permitting, the role-holder may be given development opportunities to undertake activities such as teaching on Masters and Doctoral programmes and/ or supervising MSc dissertations within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, as appropriate.

Relationships

Line manager: Adam Perriman

Job Hazards/Safety Critical Duties (Pre-employment health screening)

The following duties are an intrinsic part of the role and any offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory health screening by the University Occupational Health Service:

  • The applicant may be working with primary cells, and if so, will require a Hep B vaccination.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Relevant Experience, Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Good working knowledge and experience of modern molecular biology techniques (i.e. cloning & mutagenesis);
  • Protein expression and purification from bacterial systems (including E. coli);
  • Biophysical characterization techniques for proteins;
  • Experience in tissue engineering and/or regenerative medicine;
  • Able to maintain literature knowledge up-to-date;
  • Able to take own initiatives and organize small working groups;
  • The ability to efficiently plan and execute their work, alone or as part of a team.

Desirable

  • A proven track record for research, evidenced by journal publications in respected journals;
  • Ability to conduct and lead research with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Experience in experimental technique development;
  • Experience in Bioconjugate Chemistry;
  • Experience in cellular therapies;
  • Experience in Light Microscopy;
  • Experience transmission electron microscopy.

Relevant Qualifications

Essential

  • PhD in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Regenerative Medicine or a related discipline (awarded or soon to be awarded).

Desirable

  • Postdoc experience in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Regenerative Medicine or a related discipline.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Essential

  • Ability to present research at scientific meetings and seminars within and outside of the UK;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse range of scientists;
  • Good standard of written and spoken English.

Desirable

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Preparation of posters and presentations using appropriate software (PowerPoint, Adobe packages - Photoshop, Illustrator etc.).

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