Research Associate in Biochemistry


University of Bristol

2018-10-12 00:04:05

Job location Not Provided, Bristol, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Legal

Job description



Mechanisms of the microbial defence systems that target epigenetic modifications of bacteriophage DNA

A Research Associate position is available immediately to work on a prestigious 5-year ERC advanced grant in the lab of Prof. Mark Szczelkun. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual who can use biochemical and biophysical assays with purified proteins to investigate how modified DNA is recognised and cleaved. You will join an established and well-funded research lab in the DNA-Protein Interactions Unit, with access to state-of-the-art equipment. You will work alongside a biophysics research associate who is developing single molecule techniques.

A PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related subject is essential. You will have a keen interest in microbial defence systems, such as CRISPR-Cas. Previous experience in protein chemistry, enzymology, fluorescence spectroscopy, and/or the analysis of DNA-protein interactions, is desirable.

More information on the role can be found in the job description and research information at:

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark Szcezlkun on or (0117)

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 21 October 2018.

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