Research Fellow

University College London - Research Department of Pharmacetics

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to work on a research programme funded by the Medical Research Council. The project involves elucidation of the resistance of Gram-negative pathogens to the complement system and will involve the molecular, biochemical, biophysical and topographical characterisation of bacterial surfaces.

One post will be based at UCL School of Pharmacy under the supervision of Professor Peter Taylor and the other in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford under Professor Colin Kleanthous, although we anticipate a high degree of collaboration, interchange and interaction between the two posts during the course of the project. 

The posts are available for three years in the first instance.

Candidates will have (or about to be awarded) a PhD (or equivalent) in microbiology, biochemistry or a related area and have experience of bacteriological and molecular techniques, protein biochemistry and microscopy. Experience of the development and use of in vivo models of bacterial infection is desirable. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team and will be able to represent the research groups at external meetings and seminars.

UCL vacancy reference: 1705150       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Prior publications in the research area can be accessed at

Queries relating to the vacancy may be directed to Professor Peter Taylor at UCL School of Pharmacy ( ; 020 7753 5867), for queries regarding the application process, please contact Angela Preston, HR & Staffing Officer, (

For the Oxford post details and to apply please go to:

Closing Date: 4 February 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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