Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sugar/Protein Chemical Biology

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Research Laboratory
Mansfield Road

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Ben Davis on a research project funded by CRUK and ESPRC for a period of 13 months. The project involves research at the interface of chemistry and biology that will use novel methods to design a new class of sugar-mimic antibiotics. Find out more about the research group at: research.chem.ox.ac.uk/ben-davis.aspx.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities, contributing ideas for new research projects and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and writing up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical biology or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have recent experience of sugar chemistry and/or protein chemistry and/or bioorganic chemistry and/or enzymology and/or molecular biology and/or microbiology.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available immediately.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 12 October 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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