Research Fellow (Fixed-Term)

University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Applications are invited for the above position to work on a US Department of Defence funded research project directed jointly by Prof. Peter E Shaw (Nottingham) and Prof. Manohar Ratnam (Detroit) relating to the development of ELK-1 targeted molecules as a new paradigm for prostate cancer treatment. The specific tasks for this role will involve probing the structural details of the ELK1-Androgen Receptor interface using innovative biochemical and mass spectrometric approaches that circumvent the lack of ordered structures in the two interacting domains.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, and have direct, practical experience in protein expression using insect cell systems, chromatography-based protein purification, protein mass spectrometry, and interpretation of LC-MS/MS data. Competence in standard molecular biology techniques is also required.

This full-time fixed-term post is available for 2 years from to 1st October 2017 until 30th September 2019.

The School of Life Sciences was recently awarded an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf.

Informal enquiries may be addressed peter.shaw@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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