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 Wellcome 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 membrane protein; crystallisation and X-ray crystallography; single-particle cryo-electron microscopy. 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 2 years in the first instance and funded by Wellcome.

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 ref. 131840 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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