Postdoctoral Researcher Level 2

Birkbeck, University of London - Biological Sciences

Purpose and Main Duties

The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a committed and creative Post-Doctoral Researcher to join a team led by Professors Helen Saibil and Maya Topf at Birkbeck carrying out research into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of membrane pore formation.

Candidate Requirements

The research is part of a collaboration with a US industrial partner and will include joint activities and travel between the two sites. The work involves electron microscopy, image processing, and structure modelling studies of membrane disruption by pore-forming toxins. Information on the research groups can be found at and

About the Department

For further information about the department and the Birkbeck Electron Microscopy Lab please visit the following or

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0FTE) and fixed term for 3 years. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 12 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 6 February 2018.

Interviews will be held late February 2018 (provisional interview date on 28 February 2018 - to be confirmed).

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor Helen Saibil ( or Professor Maya Topf (

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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