UK: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Protolife-inspired Materials University of Bristol

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Job number: ACAD100558

Working pattern:
 Full time

Salary:
 £30,424 – £34,223

Closing date for applications:
 16-Dec-2013

Two EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions are available in the newly established Bristol Centre for Protolife Research laboratory under the leadership of Professor S. Mann FRS in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK.

The research involves the design, construction and utilization of new types of synthetic protocells based on materials self-assembly. For recent examples of this approach see: Li M., et al. Nature Chemistry, 5, 529-536 (2013); Huang X., et al. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3239, 1-9 (2013); Koga S., et al. Nature Chemistry 3, 720-724 (2011).

Eligibility: Applicants should have PhD or postdoctoral experience in soft matter science, nanochemistry, or synthetic biology as applied to the design and construction of artificial cells, protocell models or minimal cell-like entities. The positions are for 1-year in the first instance but may be extended up to 3 years.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 16 December 2013, although applications may be viewed after this time if appropriate.

The successful candidate will start no later than July 2014.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to S.Mann@bristol.ac.uk

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