|Salary:||£32,348 to £42,155 with potential progression once in post to £44,737|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||1st March 2023|
Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to July 2025
This is an Leverhulme Trust-funded postdoctoral position in the groups of Prof Jim Tucker and Dr Anna Peacock in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.
The aim of the project is to prepare and analyse novel mechanically interlocked molecules made from biological components, namely DNA and peptides. This work builds on our previous collaborative work on functionalised peptide systems that can bind DNA components: Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8130-8133.
Expertise in molecular synthesis is essential, ideally including experience of bioconjugation techniques. However, skills in and knowledge of peptide chemistry, macrocyclic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, DNA chemistry and optical spectroscopy are also desirable. Candidates must have, or about to be awarded, a PhD in synthetic chemistry, ideally with experience of bioconjugation techniques.
The School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham is a vibrant and thriving academic community with over 80 academic and research staff, 20 professional services staff and over 600 students. With a strong focus on its three main research themes, energy, sustainability and health, and a number of interdisciplinary interest groups, the School has ambitious plans to grow research activity; combined with investment from the University for the new Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (opened September 2018) and Molecular Sciences Research Building (opening in 2023/24), we are entering an exciting period. I
For further information please contact Prof Jim Tucker and/or Dr Anna Peacock by e-mail (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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