Research Fellow

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences

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 an experienced protein crystallographer. The project aims to identify novel inhibitors of serine racemase (SR), which is the enzyme responsible for producing D-serine, the co-agonist of NMDA receptors (NMDARs).

The identification of new fragment molecule hits will be achieved using the innovative X-Chem fragment screening facilities at Diamond Light Source. The candidate should have experience of protein crystallisation, structure solution and the drug discovery process.

It would also be very advantageous to have X-Chem experience  An overview of research within the drug discovery theme 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

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the project P.I. before applying (Mark Roe,

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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