Research Assistant/Technician : Protein Expression and Purification Ref 0443

School/department: School of life Sciences / Genome Damage and Stability Centre 
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Fixed term initially until 30/09/2021
Reference: 0443
Salary: starting at £29,515 and rising to £33,199 per annum
Placed on: 19 November 2018 
Closing date: 19 December 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

A Grade 6 Research Assistants/Technician post is available in the laboratories of Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS and Dr. Chris Prodromou, to support their structural and functional studies of the HSP90 molecular chaperone system.

The successful applicant will be responsible for recombinant expression and purification of proteins and complexes, using bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian cell-culture, and will participate in structural and functional analysis of these using a variety of techniques.

Applicants must have a relevant first degree, practical experience of molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry, and be able to work independently and collaboratively as required.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Prof. Pearl or Dr. Prodromou, before applying.

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How to apply

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