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Research Fellow

University of Warwick
University of Warwick Campus, Coventry
£33,966 to £44,263 per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Duration: Fixed Term for 3 years

About the Role

For any informal queries, please email Professor Satyajit Mayor at

You will join the laboratory of Professor Satyajit Mayor in the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences Directorate at Warwick Medical School, and work collaboratively with Robert Ernst (Membrane Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of Saarland) and the Molecular Tools and Imaging (MTI) at the HHMI Janelia Research Institute (HHMI-JRI) to define and develop sensors for local membrane properties ranging from the biophysical to the mechanical.

The mayor laboratory is one of the leading laboratories, working on understanding basic cellular mechanisms that govern chemical, biophysical, and mechanical properties of the cell membrane.

The Ernst laboratory is a leading laboratory investigating biophysical mechanisms that influence membrane protein structure involved in read-outs of membrane properties. MTI is at the forefront of developing molecular tools for imaging.

These laboratories study the crosstalk of proteins and lipids in health and disease, using interdisciplinary approaches at the cross-roads of cell biology, biochemistry, synthetic biology, imaging, and biophysics.

About You

You will have an honours degree or equivalent and have a PhD in cell biology, plus experience in molecular cell biology, and an interest in studying membrane biophysics, along with a strong scientific interest and motivation. With evidence of published work on the design of molecular sensors for monitoring properties in a cell.

For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure.

About the Department

We offer an outstanding interdisciplinary environment for discovery science in one of the best universities in the UK.

The Centre of Mechanochemical Cell Biology at the University of Warwick seeks to understand the principles of cellular self-organisation with a focus on the role of mechanics in processes that enable cell duplication, movement, repair, and membrane organization. The centre is home to 19 principal investigators with backgrounds in cell biology, computer science and physics. It is housed in the Mechanochemical Cell Biology building with state-of-the art imaging facilities.

The post holder will also join Warwick Biomedical Sciences (BMS). Areas of research excellence in BMS focus on quantitative molecular, cell and developmental biology, host-pathogen interactions, and human reproduction.

Collaborations with the Ernst group at Saarland university will provide an interdisciplinary training in studying membrane biophysics and biochemistry while MTI at HHMI-JRI is world renown in developing molecular tools for imaging cellular properties.

About the University

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.

You'll be joining a diverse, innovative, and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024

** Research Excellence Framework 2021

Closing date: 11:45pm, 15 August 2024.

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