Newcastle University are looking to recruit several enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral Research Associates in the laboratory of Professor Nikolay Zenkin to study biochemical and structural basis of transcription/translation coupling in bacteria and its involvement in bacterial chromosome organisation, and transcription/splicing coupling in eukaryotes.
Transcription is coupled with translation in bacteria, and with splicing in eukaryotes. These interactions are critical for regulation of gene expression. However, their molecular mechanisms are obscure.
You must have experience in biochemistry and/or CryoEM analysis of either: transcription, translation, splicing or molecular processes of similar complexity. You must be in possession of a PhD and a proven track record of active research. The Wellcome Trust funded posts are for 3 years, with possible extension. The position is based at the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology of Newcastle University, situated in a modern building fitted with cutting edge equipment.