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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (MRC)

University of Oxford - Chemistry Research Laboratory

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: 142383

Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Oxford. 

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate - Combatting Antibiotic Resistance to work under the supervision of Professor Chris Schofield on a research project funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). This is a fixed-term position for a period of up to 24 months. The project will involve testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and adapting existing and developing new methods in synthesis and protein science. 

You will be responsible for the design and synthesis of inhibitors for the overall project and assay development/implementation of biophysical analyses.

Main duties include managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate, and adapt existing and develop new synthetic techniques and synthetic methodology. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters. 

Find out more about the research and group at: and 

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completon) in synthetic chemistry or biochemistry/biophysics with a focus on biophysical /biochemical studies of macromolecules. The research requires extensive expertise in organic synthesis, new methodology and/or total synthesis and protein sciences including experience with enzymatic assays and protein characterisation by biophysical techniques (e.g., NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography). You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area. 

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford and is available as soon as possible. 

Applications will be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 20 September 2019. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. 

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford. 

Closing Date: 20-SEP-2019 12:00

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