Postdoctoral Fellow in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Biomolecular Interaction Centre

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Fixed term (2.5 years) 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 2.5 year (30 month) fixed term Postdoctoral Fellowship in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology to work under the leadership of Professor Antony Fairbanks. The project, funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), concerns the manufacture of glycoproteins, and will entail aspects of molecular biology, protein expression and purification, enzymology, biocatalysis, and some carbohydrate and peptide chemistry. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the chemical biology of carbohydrates, or a related area of glycoscience or a relevant closely related subject (e.g. in Biochemistry/Chemical Biology/Biocatalysis/Molecular Biology), or will have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the appointment. Relevant experience in the production and characterisation of glycoproteins will be a distinct advantage.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

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The closing date for this position is: 5 January 2017 

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, a CV including a full list of publications and the details of the two academic referees, and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. 

Should you have queries in relation to the role, please forward these to Professor Antony Fairbanks

Should you have any queries in relation to the application process, please contact Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator 

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi. 

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