Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Structural Biology/Protein Chemistry (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Grade 7

We are seeking to appoint two talented Postdoctoral Research Assistants under the supervision of Professor Susan Lea ([Lea group website]). This project aims to dissect innate immune system regulatory pathways and how these are manipulated by bacterial and parasite pathogens. These posts will build on recent work identifying inhibitors of complement in tick saliva that allow dissection of regulatory pathways in human complement.

The postholder will manage his/her own academic research and administrative activities, test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources as well as assist with the design and implementation of experiments. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and the presentation of papers and posters at conferences and also represent the research group at external meetings/seminars.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience/qualification. You should have experience in expression and purification of proteins from heterologous expression systems and analysis of these proteins using biophysical and biochemical techniques is essential together as is an interest in using structures to understand biological questions. The postholders must be meticulous in their approach to record keeping and highly organised and have excellent communication skills. Previous laboratory experience is essential and should include a high level of competence in molecular biology techniques (e.g. DNA purification, plasmid manipulation).

Both posts are fixed-term appointments available for 2 years. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 11 May 2018. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

[Lea group website]:

Closing Date: 11-MAY-2018 12:00

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