Lecturer- Single Molecule Biophysics

University College London - Structural & Molecular Biology

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £42,304 - £49,904 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) is seeking to appoint a lectureship in the field of Single Molecular Biophysics.

The ISMB (www.ismb.lon.ac.uk) is a centre of excellence, which jointly consists of the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck College and the Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology at University College London (UCL).

The Institute provides a scientific environment conducive to world-class research in the field of biomolecular science. Work at the Institute seeks to integrate the cell and molecular biosciences to investigate the molecular basis of human diseases. We want to recruit an outstanding applicant with strong leadership qualities who is capable of developing world-class, interdisciplinary research in the chosen subject.

We are particularly interested (but not limited to) in applications of molecular tweezers, single molecule FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) or/and single molecule imaging to the investigation of cellular molecular machines and motors. Duties will involve supervising PhD students and other researchers, in addition to teaching relevant courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and having excellent administrative skills.

Successful candidates should have a PhD in a subject related area. Demonstrable ability to initiate and conduct leading-edge research coupled with enthusiasm for teaching with the determination to make a positive impact as part of a team. Writing successful grant applications and a proven ability and commitment to carry out high quality research, leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals are essential. Offer will be conditional to the selected candidate successfully competing for 5-year fellowships from grant funders such as the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC or others.

Department website http://www.ismb.lon.ac.uk/ and other useful links http://www.biochem.ucl.ac.uk/ and http://www.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/

Full details on the role and the person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post as candidates must meet all essential criteria to be considered.

Application format: CVs should contain a detailed statement of current research activities together with a plan of future research plans and the contact details for three Referees.

UCL vacancy reference: 1653969

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Professor Gabriel Waksman g.waksman@ucl.ac.uk or g.waksman@mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk and quote the reference 1653969.

Closing Date: 28 August 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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