Senior Research Associate in Chemical Microbiology (RA2117)

University of East Anglia, Norwich


Faculty of Science

School of Biological Sciences

Senior Research Associate in Chemical Microbiology

Ref: RA2117

Starting salary from £35,333 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £42,155 per annum.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr Andrew Gates at UEA and will also work with Dr Zoë Waller at UCL to undertake a BBSRC-funded chemical microbiology research project. You will use a range of microbial cell biology, biochemistry and biophysical techniques to advance our understanding of how bacteria use G-quadruplex and i-motif DNA secondary structures to regulate expression and biosynthesis of pathways for nitrous oxide destruction and develop chemical tools to stop bacteria releasing this potent climate-damaging greenhouse gas. 

You must have, or expect to shortly be awarded, a PhD (or equivalent qualification), in microbiology, microbial biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology or related area and you must be able to fulfil all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. 

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Biological Sciences, a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.  

This full-time post is available from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a fixed term basis until 30 November 2023 in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension (subject to grant funding).   

Benefits include:

  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days. 
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependents, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to SportsPark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing Date: Monday 19 June 2023. 

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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