Closing Date Tuesday, 31st March 2020
Job Type Research
Department Veterinary Medicine & Science
Salary £27511 to £32817 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD).
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join a dynamic team of scientists focused on the development and application of novel molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. The post is based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, working in close collaboration with AFABILITY. As a prospering organisation, AFABILITY promotes the awareness and availability of non-animal techniques and resources for the production of antibodies. With recent highly successful milestones reached, significant support and collaborations formed, it is an ideal time to be joining the team. This project is funded by Forsogsdyrenes Vaern and Alternativfondet.
The main duty of this post will be to design, create, develop and characterise one or more synthetic or human donor sourced phage display libraries resembling those that are most technologically mature, sufficiently diverse, reliable and compatible with a wide range of analysis techniques. The libraries are intended for use in a range of applications including molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. Using streamlined production and affinity maturation techniques that can be easily adopted, the libraries will be used to educate and assist the scientific community with technological advancements in the field of antibody production, moving away from the traditional hybridomas and polyclonal antibody production approaches. There will be opportunities to travel to international meetings to promote the technology in line with 3Rs core values.
Candidates must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in molecular biology, protein/peptide engineering or related disciplines, with excellent skills in phage display and recombinant DNA technologies and with relevant post-doctoral experience in an industrial or academic laboratory setting. Excellent troubleshooting abilities, good communication, IT, organisational and team working skills are also essential.
This fixed-term post is available until 13 January 2021. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kevin Gough, email email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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|Title||Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)|
|Employer||University of Nottingham|
|Job location||University Park, NG7 2RD Nottingham|
|Published||March 5, 2020|
|Application deadline||March 31, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Veterinary sciences,   Molecular Biology  |