Applications are now invited for this fully funded PhD project (EU/UK students only) which aims to generate a library of sugar oxidases with novel and highly specific substrate selectivity based on parent galactose oxidase enzymes. We will use a combination of homology searches of genomic databases (Prozomix Limited),directed evolution (The University of Manchester), high-throughput enzyme expression in bacterial hosts (Prozomix) and fast high-resolution analytical screening techniques (Bio-Shape Ltd and The University of Manchester) for enzyme discovery.
We welcome applications from graduates with a good UK honours undergraduate degree (1st class or a high 2i), or a first degree with an additional masters degree or international equivalent, in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or another aligned science subject. Funded places are available to UK and EU nationals resident in the UK for >3 years. Applicants should be looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment.
For further details or to apply for this role, please visit the Find A PhD website.
Closing date will be based on when a suitable candidate is found.
For further details or to apply for this role, please visit here.Closing date: 19.05.17
Biotangents are seeking a highly motivated and talented molecular biologist to join our team using synthetic biology to develop cost-effective and reliable veterinary diagnostics for infectious diseases in animals. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become part of a small team at this early stage of our company’s journey and to work on a range of R&D projects with the aim of optimising and commercialising our nucleic acid-based diagnostic technology.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ post-graduate experience in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics or a related discipline, excellent molecular biology skills, including in different cloning methods, DNA/RNA preparation and analysis, DNA and RNA engineering, and bioinformatic methods for nucleic acid design. Familiarity with isothermal amplification methods and an in-depth understanding of RNA biology, biosynthesis and regulation of protein expression will also be necessary. Experience in motivating and developing teams will be an advantage as the position offers the opportunity to develop the role as we work to grow our business.
Founded in Edinburgh in 2015, Biotangents have developed innovative nucleic acid-based platform technologies including Leapfrog Assembly™, Short Sequence Randomisation™ and Moduleic Sensing™. More can be learnt at www.biotangents.co.uk.
For further details or to apply for this role, please visit the Biotangents website.
Closing date: 24.05.17