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Two Research Associates in Experimental Biological Physics (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for two experimental postdoctoral positions in the group of Prof R E Goldstein FRS to work in the areas of (a) biomechanics of ciliated tissues, and (b) population dynamics of marine microorganisms, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Successful applicants will join the established and growing effort in biological physics within DAMTP. There are strong connections as well with related fields such as physics, biochemistry, and zoology. For further details about the group, please consult the group webpage.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. The role holders may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The successful candidates must have a PhD in the physical or biological sciences or related areas. The ideal candidates will have extensive experience in microscopy, micromanipulation, growth of microorganisms, and dynamical systems theory.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply, please visit this webpage and click the 'Apply' button to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research statement (no more than two sides of UK A4 size of current and proposed research), list of publications and the contact details of at least two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at:

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2020.

Please quote reference LE24072 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research staff positions.

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