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Postdoctoral Researcher - Chemistry & Cancer

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 with a discretionary range to £46,047 p.a. (pro rata). Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 22nd February 2023
Job Ref: 163171

Location: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7DQ & Target Discovery Institute, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Heading, Oxford, OX3 7BN

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher - Chemistry & Cancer to join the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will be part of larger team carrying out research into identifying small molecule inhibitors for newly identified RNA m6A enzymes. You will be co-supervised by Dr Paul Brannen at CMD of Oxford and Professor Yang Shi at Ludwig Cancer Research and work in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of other chemists, biochemists and cell biologists and provide medicinal chemistry support for the project. Your primary responsibility will be to design and synthesise new small molecules for RNA m6A enzymes with potential applications in cancer.   

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) in organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry, and have demonstrable experience in small molecule synthesis and characterization. You will have the ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate with colleagues on a range of diverse projects. You will be well-organised, be able to keeping accurate and thorough records with the ability to rapidly adapt to changing project priorities. A good publication record in chemistry, including experience independently writing scientific reports and manuscripts will be also required.   

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.  

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 36 months and is funded by the Department.  

Only applications received before 12 midday on 22 February 2022 will be considered. Please quote 163171 on all correspondence.

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