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Research Fellow (Bioanalytical and Bioinorganic Chemistry)



Ref: 80455-069

Fixed Term, Full-Time Contract for 17 Months
36.5 hours per week (100% FTE)

Start date: 15th September anticipated

A post-doctoral research position, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is available in the group of Dr. Claudia Blindauer, from 15th September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, for up to 17 months.

The project “A quantitative framework linking extracellular zinc speciation and cell uptake” will explore molecular mechanisms of mammalian zinc dynamics. We will collaborate with Dr. Hugo van den Berg (Warwick Systems Biology) and Dr. Alan Stewart (Medical School, St. Andrews).

The Warwick-based PDRA will develop and use “metalloproteomics” approaches to study extracellular zinc speciation in mammalian blood plasma; this will entail chromatography and other separation techniques, metal quantitation by ICP-MS, and protein identification by state-of-the-art mass spectrometry.

Candidates must (or soon will) have completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline. A background in either (Bio-)Inorganic or (Bio-)Analytical Chemistry would be advantageous, and candidates with experience with one or more of the experimental techniques mentioned above will be preferred. A proven ability for effective research in all its facets (including practical work, planning, time management, communication, scientific writing), as demonstrated by an appropriate publication record, is essential.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a research team, and will be able and willing to support the supervision of junior researchers. They will also prepare manuscripts, reports, and present research outcomes at national and international conferences.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Claudia Blindauer ()

Information about the Blindauer group can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/chemistry/research/blindauer/blindauergroup/

The University of Warwick and the Department of Chemistry provides a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days’ holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).

Athena SWAN Silver Award We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. Both the Department of Chemistry and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN silver awards, a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme.

To apply, please visit:
Closing date: 3 July 2019

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