Opening For Research Assistant/Research Officer - United Kingdom

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Opening For Research Assistant/Research Officer - United Kingdom

 Research Assistant/Research Officer (fixed term) : Swansea, United Kingdom
College of Medicine
Fixed Term Research Assistant/Research Officer
Grade 7: £27,318 to £30,728 per annum
Grade 8: £31,644 to £36,661 per annum
REF: AC00831
This is an opportunity for a highly motivated post doctoral researcher, who would like to develop their scientific skills in a dynamic research environment and has an aspiration to move on to an independent position after their postdoctoral work. You will be working on a BBSRC funded project “MicroRNA coupling of the sterol metabolomic network to the antiviral immune response”. The specific objective is to develop an integrated mass spectrometry-based platform for the quantitative and structural determination of cholesterol precursors and metabolites in biological systems. For appointment at Research Officer level, you should have a PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry or a related subject; Experience in synthetic chemistry or mass spectrometry; Evidence of the ability to actively engage in and contribute to writing and publishing research papers; A demonstrable ability to conduct research in line with the objectives of the project; Evidence of planning skills to contribute to the research project. Applicants with potential to develop these skills may be considered at Grade 7 Research Assistant level.
Past experience in lipid analysis by mass spectrometry and handling of biological material would be advantageous, however, training will be provided. First author publications to demonstrate a track record in synthetic chemistry or LC-MS would be ideal. Synthetic chemists who are willing to learn biological mass spectrometry are particular encouraged to apply.
This post is fixed term to 31st December 2015.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor William Griffiths at email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%77%2e%6a%2e%67%72%69%66%66%69%74%68%73%40%73%77%61%6e%73%65%61%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%77%2e%6a%2e%67%72%69%66%66%69%74%68%73%40%73%77%61%6e%73%65%61%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) or Tel: 01792 295274.
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Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 16th June 2014.
We are an equal opportunity employer aiming for diversity in our workforce.
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