Postdoctoral Scientist – Integral Membrane Proteins Group

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)

Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), Structural Genomics Consortium, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist with membrane protein structural biology experience to join Professor Liz Carpenter’s group.

This project aims to study the structures of complexes of human membrane proteins involved in genetic disease, using both electron cryo-microscopy and X-ray crystallography, combined with biophysical and biochemical methods to study function. You will study the structures of human ion channels and related proteins similar to our recently solved structure for the polycystin kidney disease protein polycystin 2. This project involves a close collaboration with a Pharma company.

You will need a PhD or equivalent qualification, or you should be close to completion, in a relevant area of science. You should have strong molecular biology skills and proven experience in: membrane protein expression, purification, crystallisation and structure determination.

You need to be able to analyse complex data and you should have excellent presentation and written communication skills. You have a proven track record in preparation of high quality research publications.

You will be highly self-motivated, well-organized and flexible, with strong planning and problem solving skills. You are able to work independently, and as part of a team, and you will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and external collaborators effectively.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years. 

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. 

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 21 December 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Successful candidates will be contacted during the first week of January.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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