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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Membrane Biology)

School of Biosciences

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £40,521 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (13/02/2026)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 27 May 2024
Interview Date:  Monday 10 June 2024
Reference:  0237-24
Release Date:  Monday 13 May 2024

We are looking for a skilled Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a recently awarded BBSRC Engineering Biology Mission Award. The aim of the project is to engineer Escherichia coli strains to express different high-value inner membrane proteins and determine the best expression conditions for maximal yield and quality of target proteins. 

 The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in membrane biology and/or membrane protein production. The techniques involved will mainly focus on protein and lipid biochemistry e.g., SDS-PAGE, western blotting, thin layer chromatography and analysis of mass spectrometry data.  An ability to learn new techniques quickly is highly desirable and full training will be given as needed. 

 The post is available fixed term to 13 February 2026 with the possibility of an extension to 29 June 2026. 

 For further information please contact Dr Alan Goddard (

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

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