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Research Assistant in Protein Production

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge? Do you have a background in protein production and biochemistry? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The research group of Professor Richard Bayliss investigates cellular signalling pathways that contribute to cancer development and progression. Protein kinases are key players in many of these pathways, and inhibitors of protein kinases are an important component of modern cancer treatment. Our research aims to develop new inhibitors of protein kinase pathways towards better therapies for cancer patients. We recently discovered a novel mechanism by which protein phosphorylation regulates protein-protein interactions. Through funding from BBSRC, we aim to investigate this mechanism as a route to developing new therapeutics. 

We are looking for a Research Assistant with a background in protein biochemistry to express and purify recombinant proteins, and to assist with biochemical studies. The project relates to the regulation of protein-protein interactions by phosphorylation, investigating the inhibition of these interactions using peptides, biochemical methods, NMR spectroscopy and other techniques. Applicants who have experience in this area would be at an advantage. Full time and part time options are available.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Richard Bayliss

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9919, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  Full time and part time options are available
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years - external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 21 December 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 January 2019
Reference:  FBSMB1151
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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