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Research Fellow (Organic/Medicinal Chemist)

University College London - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research London

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 UCL Grade 7 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2019
Closes: 12th July 2019
Job Ref: 1811287

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position exists in the Lab of Professor David Selwood at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus ( The position, funded by a BHF Award to Professors Adrian Hobbs (QMUL), and David Selwood are part of a collaborative programme of research to develop novel agents to treat heart disease. We will take a chemical biology approach to study e a specific anti-atherogenic/anti-thrombotic signalling pathway in the cardiovascular system, by utilizing molecular modelling, X-ray crystallography, and the synthesis of, often complex, organic molecules as pharmacological probes and novel inhibitors. We will use these molecules to elucidate the molecular details of the disease. The approach will be collaborative, working closely with cardiologists, and protein crystallographers, to solve the details of the molecular interactions involved. We publish our results in top peer reviewed journals (Moyes et al. J Clin Invest. 2014 Sep;124(9):4039-51). UCL has been graded one of the top ten universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education Supplement and was the top recipient of research council grants in the UK in 2012-13. The posts are available immediately and are for 12 months in the first instance depending on performance and scientific priorities.

Posts will be offered according to research interests, experience and track-record. We are seeking highly motivated investigators with the ability to perform high quality research and generate their own research strategies and pursue them with determination and creativity in collaboration with the team. Applicants must have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience. A proven track record of high impact publications and/or therapeutic patents and experience of working with complex natural products and small molecule synthesis will be an advantage.

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor David Selwood,, 020 7679 6716. If you have queries about the application process, please contact, 020  7679 6134.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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