[Closes 10 Feb 2019] Post-doc position in Field lab at JIC: Enzymes for scalable carbohydrate synthesis

Currently advertised is a post-doctoral position in the lab of Prof Rob Field at the John Innes Centre, in Enzymes for scalable carbohydrate synthesis.

Deadline for applications in 10 February 2019. For more information and to apply click here.

Main Purpose of the Job

Postdoctoral Researchers work with limited supervision to carry out individual and collaborative research projects relevant to the enzymatic synthesis of glycans, sugar nucleotides and sugar phosphates using chemical and enzymatic approaches.

Key Relationships

Internal: Line manager, group members and, as necessary, other researchers, research support staff and students across the Institute.

External: Collaborators at Keele, Manchester and Iceni Diagnostics 

Main Activities & Responsibilities

  • Identify, plan, carry out and modify experiments to meet the objectives of the project

  • Prepare results, reports and manuscripts for publication in leading scientific journals and other relevant media

  • Disseminate research findings though presentations to various audiences at internal, national and international meetings

  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Institute in the development of original and world-class research, including contributing to research proposals and grant applications

  • Liaise with industry and other external stakeholders5Ensure research and record keeping is carried out in accordance with good practice, Scientific Integrity and in compliance with local policies and any legal requirements

  • Contribute to the smooth running of the group, including the effective use of resources, supervision of visitors to the laboratory and assisting with training others, encouraging scientific excellence

  • Continually strive for excellence, seeking out and acting on feedback and relevant learning and development opportunities

  • As agreed with the line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post, for example, contributing to the work of Institute committees