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|University of Sheffield
|Postdoctoral Research Associate
|Microbiology, Protein Structural Determination or Peptide Design, Molecular Biology, Tissue Engineering
|Grade 7 £29,847 to £31,656 per annum
|PhD (or equivalent) in microbiology or related subject
|4 March 2016
About the Program
This post offers an exciting opportunity to work on a new approach to the treatment of bacterial infections by inhibiting the attachment of the pathogen to the human host cell. This project aims to develop these into more effective anti-bacterial drugs by designing more potent and stable peptides and peptidomimetics. The new anti-adhesives will be tested in a complex 3D model of human skin using clinical isolates of pathogenic bacteria, and in a human bladder model under flow conditions using UREC.
- Mammalian cell culture
- Cell imaging Techniques
- Protein Structural Determination or Peptide Design
- Molecular Biology
- Tissue Engineering
- PhD in microbiology or related subject area either awarded or submitted.
- Previous mammalian cell culture experience is essential as is experience in designing and developing research, troubleshooting and problem-solving.
- Previous experience of protein structural determination or peptide design and cell imaging techniques is desirable.
- Expertise in handling hazardous pathogens and some experience with mammalian cell culture.
- The applicant will need to work effectively with scientists in several disciplines and be committed to team work.
- Training will be provided in other techniques.
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