Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology

University of Oxford - Division of Structural Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology to join a European Research Council funded project in Professor James Naismith’s group based in the Research Complex at Harwell.

You will manage your own academic research activities, involving small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work and meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You will contribute ideas for new research projects and present scientific results through journal articles, posters and presentations at national/international conferences. You will use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment and will act as a source of information and advice to other group members. You will carry out collaborative projects with partner institutions.

You should be highly motivated and have a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, protein lipid chemistry or a related field and research experience in at least one of the following areas: production of proteins; sophisticated assays; peptide synthesis. You should have experience with biophysics with demonstrated ability to report results in peer reviewed journal. You will have the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project, working as part of a team and show the ability to organise and prioritise your own work with minimal supervision. You will have excellent communication skills.

The position is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance and is funded by the European Research Council.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 131839 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 3 January 2018 can be considered.

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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