Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Biofilm Carbohydrate Structure Determination

Dundee University
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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.
We have an exciting opportunity for a structural glycobiologist / analytical chemist to work in a multidisciplinary team on bacterial biofilms in one of Europe’s strongest life sciences research environments. The role is for up to 24 months with an immediate start date.
The successful applicant for this specific post will work with Prof Stanley-Wall and Prof Sir Mike Ferguson (renowned for his work in complex carbohydrate structure determination) to determine the chemical structure of the main Bacillus subtilis biofilm matrix polysaccharide components and, in collaboration with the other researchers in a consortium, place this information into an overarching model of biofilm structure, function and dynamics.

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