Research Assistant – £26,537 – £28,143.
Research Associate – £28,982 – £30,738, with progression to £37,768.
You will be based in The Complement Therapeutics Group at Newcastle within the Inflammation, Immunology and Immunotherapy (III) Theme at theInstitute of Cellular Medicine. You will work on a programme focussed on complement therapeutics including target validation, reagent development, and proof-of-concept work. You will work with the team to develop, optimise and apply functional assays to provide novel insight into complement-mediated disease mechanisms in order to guide the design and development of therapeutic agents.
You will have a PhD in the Life Sciences research area (or be close to submission of PhD in the case of a Research Assistant). Experience with protein purification and analysis is essential, including work with recombinant proteins and native proteins in complex mixtures such as plasma. You will have experience with immunoassays and direct experience or knowledge of analysing protein interactions (e.g. surface plasmon resonance, isothermal calorimetry).
A meticulous approach to experimental work and an ability to communicate complex information with clarity is essential.
The post is tenable for 3 years.
The Institute holds a silverAthena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silverAthena SWANaward in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds theHR Excellence in Researchaward for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of theEuraxessnetwork.
Informal enquiries to Professor Claire Harris [email protected].