Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath, one of the UK’s leading universities.
This position is fixed-term for nine months.
About the role:
As a part of an interdisciplinary team you will develop a novel approach to detecting viral particle stability.
The project builds on technology developed in the lab of Prof. Chris Pudney at Bath, for the prediction of biopharmaceutical stability (DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20200580).
The technology is based on an optical phenomenon, the fluorescence red edge excitation shift.
The team at Bath have commercialised their advances as part of a software product for supporting decision making during biopharmaceutical development.
The project, in conjunction with Agilent Technologies seeks to expand the prediction technology to be used as part of a high-throughput platform and for commercially relevant viral preparations including vaccines and AAV therapeutics.
The project will involve the biophysical characterisation of viral particles and developing new methodologies to access their stability.
The successful candidate will have experience in protein biochemistry/biophysics and an interest in developing new technologies.
You will be a member of the Department of Life Sciences at Bath with access to excellent analytical facilities to support the project. The Department comprises a depth and breadth of researchers with a vibrant research culture and a noted strength in applied bioscience research.
What we can offer you:
We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.
We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .
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