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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology

University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a. (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 16th September 2019
Job Ref: 142359

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Molecular Parasitology group of Professor Matt Higgins at the Department of Biochemistry. We are a research team of 8 - 10 members who study the structural basis for host-parasite interactions in human infective parasites such as malaria and sleeping sickness. You will aim to understand how critical proteins from the surfaces of infected erythrocytes in malaria interact with their human receptors and how these interactions modulate immune signalling.

Applicants will hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relative subject to biochemistry or structural biology. You should have experience in protein expression and purification and the analysis of protein-protein interactions. You should also have experience of structural biology methods, in particular X-ray crystallography or electron cryo-microscopy and data processing. Enthusiasm for working in a laboratory environment, a pro-active determination to drive forward an important research project and a willingness to work with others is also expected.

This full-time post is funded by the Medical Research Council for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 September 2019 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing Date: 16-SEP-2019 12:00

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