Research Assistant

One-year Research Assistant in Synthetic and Biological Chemistry at Cardiff School of Chemistry funded by the Wellcome Seed Trust

Main function

The appointee will map the interactome of an anticancer drug target and employ advance chemical biology tools to prepare covalently modified proteins. This appointee is also expected to summarise and publish the performed research in high-quality journals, and to pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

Essential Criteria

  1. A 2:1 or 1st Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in (Bio)chemistry or related discipline.
  2. Knowledge and experience of research methods and techniques within biochemistry, such as recombinant protein production/purification, cloning, enzymatic assays, etc.
  3. Proven ability to design and accomplish experiments in mammalian cell models with experience of different techniques, such as transient transfection, generation of stable cell lines, western blots, flow cytometry, etc.
  4. Proven ability to analyse complex information and summaries appropriately.
  5. Excellent organisational and team-working skills
  6. Proven communication skills, including presentation to various audiences
  7. Proven ability in conducting collaborative works
  8. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and teamworking
  9. Ability to supervise day-to-day lab work of graduate/undergraduate research students
  10. Evidence of preparation and submission of manuscripts to international peer-reviewed journals and excellent oral presentation skills

Desired Criteria

  1. PhD in (bio)chemistry, or related discipline
  2. Knowledge and experience in synthetic chemistry
  3. Experience with research methods and techniques within biochemistry and molecular biology
  4. Proven ability to work without close supervision
  5. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community
  6. A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration


Grade 5 (£25,769 – £29,847 per annum)

Contract can be extended to two years