Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Structural Biology and Associate Director of the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences (SABS) CDT

University of Oxford - Department of Statistics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position focusing on the development and application of novel methods in structure-based modelling and bioinformatics, with a particular interest in protein structure flexibility. The post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 18 months in the first instance with the possibility of an 18-month extension.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in and able to develop computational techniques to investigate how knowledge of flexibility of a protein can be exploited to aid our understanding of protein systems, in particular with reference to their ability to bind other molecules.

Candidates are particularly sought who have a doctorate in a relevant discipline and experience in scientific computing, software development and structural biology. Excellent programming skills are essential, as is experience of working with large-scale data sets.

The successful applicant will also be an Associate Director of the EPSRC and MRC Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training (SABS-CDT). The SABS-CDT is an innovative 4-year DPhil programme in which every student works in collaboration with industry. It is an open collaboration between Oxford and 16 partner organisations (currently AstraZeneca, Diamond Light Source, e-Therapeutics, Evotec, GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann La Roche, InhibOx, Lilly UK, MedImmune, Moffitt Cancer Center, Novartis, Pfizer, Sharp, Structural Genomics Consortium and UCB). This post is an opportunity to become part of the team that oversees and teaches the SABS-CDT.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Charlotte Deane at: or Professor Garrett Morris at:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 27 October 2016. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

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