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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 to work in the area of population dynamics of marine microorganisms, supported by 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. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she 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. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go here and click on the 'Apply' button there. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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 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 positions are available for up to 2.5 years. The salary will be on the standard University scale in the range £31,604-£38,183 depending on previous research experience.

These positions are available starting from August 2018 (or by negotiation).

Please quote reference LE15571 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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