Vacancy ID:
9767
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Molecular and Cell Biology
Vacancy terms:
Full-time or job share considered, fixed term contract for 3 years
Salary details:
Grade 7 £38,205 to £42,978 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
06 Sep 2024
About the role

We are looking for Postdoctoral Research Associates to join the AMBER consortium (Advanced Multiscale Biological Imaging using European Infrastructures) involving multiple institutions across Europe. This prestigious consortium will support 47 postdoctoral researchers and is co-funded by the European Commission Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Actions. The formal announcement for this postdoctoral position can be found on the Euraxess Call Page.

The AMBER consortium was created to address frontier bioscience and includes four research centres and three large-scale research infrastructures. The Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is proud to be a part of this consortium and will be contributing to collaborative projects on cell imaging, epigenetics and cellular fate, metalloenzyme mechanisms and biocatalysis, enzyme mechanisms and regulatory processes inside the nucleus, and time-resolved imaging of enzymatic mechanisms.

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, you will drive an interdisciplinary project to provide a more integrated picture of life processes in the context of health & disease. This program provides exceptional research, training, and career opportunities, including a 3-month secondment to be taken in one of the partnering research centres or large-scale research infrastructures.

Candidates can choose between four research projects, each a collaboration between Principal Investigators in the Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology. For more information on the individual projects, please visit: 
https://le.ac.uk/research/institutes/structural-chemical-biology/opportunities.

Across the four projects, we are able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions.

About you

You will need to have a relevant PhD and demonstrable experience in a discipline relevant to the project of interest (structural biology, biological or pharmaceutical chemistry, protein production, biochemistry and/or cell biology). This should include practical experience and knowledge of applying research skills and techniques to deliver outputs on time and to the required quality, with a track record of publication of high-quality journal papers with at least one original publication in a peer-reviewed journal (including co-author).

The funding for these positions is provided in line with the MSCA mobility rule that the researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host organisation's country for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Within the application, please ensure that you provide a Research Proposal, evidence of your English Proficiency, and two reference letters, alongside your current CV. Once applications have been longlisted, successful applicants will be contacted to provide a 10-minute video around their interest and experience for further shortlisting.

For full details and downloadable templates for application documents, please see the AMBER Applicants Page.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Tennie Videler at [email protected]. We would also encourage you to contact the relevant project leads in order to prepare a suitable project proposal, whose contact details are provided on the projects overview page linked above. 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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