Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To lead the experimental aspects of nanobiology at the ICOS research group (http://ico2s.org/ ) experimental facilities located in the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbcb/ ), in particular to conduct world-leading research on DNA, RNA and/or PNA origami and/or molecular or cellular computation.
2. Carrying out wet lab experiments to validate models and hypothesises arising on point one above and explore the intersection between Bio/Nano materials, Synthetic Biology and molecular or cellular computation
3. Work with computational colleagues to design in silico what will be implemented in the laboratory (steps 1 & 2 above) and develop appropriate experimental validation and analysis techniques for the above.
4. Developing novel and adapting existing experimental methods and validating them to overcome issues arising from points 1,2 & 3 above thus ensuring the correct experimental implementation of DNA, RNA and/or PNA origami and/or molecular or cellular computation
5. Developing novel and adapting existing imaging methods (SPM, AFM, TEM, etc) for DNA, RNA and/or PNA origami and/or molecular or cellular computation
6. Participate of the ICOS group research activities and play a role in identifying potential funding sources and prepare and write proposals for follow on funding
7. Supervise and provide expert training to research and technical staff, students (PhD, MSc) as well as external visitors to the ICOS group
8. Ensure that work carried out in the molecular microbiology labs meet the appropriate legal, health and safety standards and initiate and implement Good Laboratory Practice for the experiments run in these facilities related to this project and any other project run by the ICOS group within a Responsible Innovation framework.
9. Play a major part in the dissemination of the research findings, presenting at conferences and contributing substantially to publications.
10.Crucially, to produce high quality publications in internationally leading journals and conferences.