Research Associate in Biological Sciences University of East Anglia, School of Biological Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate

REF: RA1446

School of Biological Sciences


£25,728 to £31,604 per annum


A highly motivated and experienced Research Associate with great interpersonal skills is required for the ERC-funded project on the evolution of ageing in the Maklakov laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences. Understanding ageing is one of the big unsolved problems in biology. Recent progress in the study of ageing has challenged the current paradigm that ageing results from the energy trade-offs between survival and reproduction. In this project we will work at the interface of evolutionary biology and bio-gerontology with the goal to explain the mismatch between this paradigm and empirical findings and to uncover the missing parts of the survival-reproduction trade-off.


The Research Associate will help set up the new laboratory; conduct experimental work using Caenorhabditis nematodes as the model organism; supervise and train new laboratory members; and actively participate in the research life of the laboratory and the School, such as seminars and journal clubs. Funding is available for further training and professional development by attending national and international conferences and workshops.


You must have an MSc in Biology (or be working towards) together with demonstrable experience in working with Caenorhabditis nematodes and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of ecology and evolution. Good communication skills, as well as experience with data analyses and presentation are also essential.


This full time post is available for a fixed term period from 1 November 2017 until 31 August 2022.


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Closing date: 20 October 2017.


The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver

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