Aston University

Aston University

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology) (0237-24)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology) School of Biosciences Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £37,099 to £40,521 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (13/02/2026)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 27 May 2024 Interview Date: Monday 10 June 2024 Reference: 0237-24 Release Date: Monday 13 May 2024

We are looking for a skilled Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a recently awarded BBSRC Engineering Biology Mission Award. The aim of the project is to engineer Escherichia coli strains to express different high- value inner membrane proteins and determine the best expression conditions for maximal yield and quality of target proteins.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in membrane biology and/or membrane protein production. The techniques involved will mainly focus on protein and lipid biochemistry e.g., SDS-PAGE, western blotting, thin layer chromatography and analysis of mass spectrometry data. An ability to learn new techniques quickly is highly desirable and full training will be given as needed.

The post is available fixed term to 13 February 2026 with the possibility of an extension to 29 June 2026.

For further information please contact Dr Alan Goddard ([email protected]).

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
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  • Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology) (0237-24)


    Aston University


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type




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    Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

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