Research Associate

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join the School of Clinical Dentistry, working with Dr Luke Green to uncover the importance of sex specific ‘adhesion’ platforms during Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.

As part of this Academy of Medical Sciences funded post you study these platforms and how they may be exploited to combat antimicrobial resistance. You will be expected to conduct screening and in depth mechanistic studies of host:pathogen interactions at the plasma membrane interface.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and have will have an interest and enthusiasm for infection biology with good attention to detail and experience of cell biology.

What We Offer:

● 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.
Further information can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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