Research Fellow in Protein Production and Structural Biology

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences, Sussex Drug Discovery Centre

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We wish to appoint a talented scientist with experience in protein production and structural biology. This position is located within the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, which is actively involved in the validation and prosecution of novel therapeutic targets in the oncology, respiratory and neuroscience areas. As an active practical scientist, you will be responsible for protein production and crystallisation of one of our target in the neuroscience field.

The role holder will work closely with assay screeners, electrophysiologists, chemoinformaticians and medicinal chemists within the Sussex Drug Discovery group and the University.

We seek to appoint a highly motivated individual who will make a significant contribution to making this project a success. An inquisitive mind, strong practical skills and the ability to make individual contributions in a team setting are essential.

An overview of research within the SDDC can be found at

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Dr Marco Derudas ( before applying.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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