Research Associate in Chemical Biology/Molecular Biology

University College London - Chemistry

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Associate will work with Dr Vijay Chudasama in the Department of Chemistry at the Bloomsbury Campus of University College London in collaboration with Dr James Baker (also Department of Chemistry). This Leverhulme Trust funded position is available to work on the development of new chemical biology methodology. The project aims to develop an understanding of how local protein microenvironment can influence, dictate and control biconjugation reactions on protein surfaces.

The post-holder will be required to carry out research into Chemical Biology and will have skills in in protein expression and site-directed mutagenesis.

The position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for 18 months initially, and is available from 1st March 2018.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Molecular Biology Chemistry (or be about to be awarded a PhD), and possess experience in protein expression & site-directed mutagenesis. It would be desirable for the appointee to have experience in bioconjugation and mass spectrometry.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £30,316 - £31,967 per annum, including London Allowance of £3,031 p.a.) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

UCL vacancy reference: 1706979       

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

Please include a publication list. Please also state in your application  that you are applying for the research associate in Chemical Biology/Molecular Biology.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Vijay Chudasama, Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James,, as we wish to encourage online applications.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Interview date-TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, which illustrates our commitment to addressing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. 

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