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Senior Research Associate (NanoBiology)

Newcastle University - Computing Science

We are looking for a highly experienced experimental scientists to join our multidisciplinary team. You will join one of the premier interdisciplinary Biocomputing groups in the world, the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems research group (ICOS - http://ico2s.org/) and Newcastle’s Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy (CSBB - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/csbb/). You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary team of PhD students and postdocs, based in the world-leading Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbcb/

Duties will include the design and experimental realisation of bio/nano devices based on DNA/RNA/PNA origami for molecular and cellular computation. You will make use of a range of techniques and instruments from various disciplines including nanoscience, synthetic biology, biophysics, engineering, computing science and advanced microscopy to build proofs of concepts and demonstrators for these devices. 

You will help the PI drive the exploration of interfacial grand challenges at the intersection of bio/nano materials, synthetic biology and molecular and cellular computation disciplines. You will play a role in identifying potential funding sources and prepare and write proposals for external funding. You should have a PhD orDEng in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, molecular microbiology, molecular or cellular computation, biochemical engineering, bio/nano materials, etc and have proven ability to work at the interface of multiple disciplines (e.g. Computer 
Science, Biology, Nanotechnology). 

This position is available immediately and is fixed term for 24 months. 

For informal queries about this vacancy please contact Prof. Natalio Krasnogor (Natalio.Krasnogor@newcastle.ac.uk) or visit http://ico2s.org/, http://www.ncl.ac.uk/csbb/, or http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbcb/

The School of Computer Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2015 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we welcome all candidates to apply for this post. 

Appointment will always be made on merit. 

Further details and to apply

published on: 11 March 2016