Research Fellow in Natural Product Biosynthesis (80818-087)

University of Warwick - Department of Chemistry

You will carry out laboratory-based research on the discovery of novel natural product biosynthetic pathways in actinobacteria under the supervision of Prof Greg Challis as part of a British Council Institutional Links Programme with the University of the Philippines Los Banõs.

You will have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in directly relevant fields of research and a strong track record of publications on natural product biosynthetic pathway elucidation.

You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills. You will assist in the supervision of research students, in addition to ensuring your own research objectives are achieved effectively. You will prepare monthly presentations and regular written reports detailing your research progress, and will participate in the preparation of research papers and progress reports. You will present your research results at regular progress meetings involving collaborators, as well as at national and international conferences.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

For informal enquiries please contact: Professor Greg Challis (g.l.challis@warwick.ac.uk); phone +44 24 76574024

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Athena SWAN Silver Award

We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. Both the Department of Chemistry and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN silver awards, a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme.

Closing Date: 12th October 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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