Research associate - molecular, cellular biology and gene therapy

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
30 Nov 2021
£32,344 - £40,927 per annum
Department of Neuroscience, Sheffield
2 years

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work with an internationally recognized research group based at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) at the University of Sheffield.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join an exciting new project at the translational medicine interface in Col4A1 disease. You will be a practically skilled, well organized, flexible and committed Researcher who will join the team led by Professor Arshad Majid and Mimoun Azzouz.

The aim of your project is to generate adeno-associated vector (AAV) based gene and other therapeutic approaches for Col4A1 disease. You will conduct laboratory research on a semi-independent basis under the direction of the principal investigators. You will be expected to: design, execute and evaluate experiments; keep excellent experimental records; prepare reports regularly and feed back to the consortium partners in regular conference calls. You are also expected to contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts, attend and deliver seminars and supervise undergraduate students.

You will have a strong pre-clinical research experience. Expertise in molecular, cellular biology and gene therapy will be advantageous. The successful candidate should be strongly motivated, self-driven, able to accept direction and be an excellent team player. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are expected.

This post is fixed term for 24 months with possibility of extension and is available immediately.