|Salary:||£38,308 to £46,155|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
UCL School of Pharmacy is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for pharmaceutical science, education and professional engagement. The Division has a well-established track record in high quality research across a broad range of drug discovery, pharmacy and patient safety related areas as well as in the development of spinout companies bringing new therapeutic strategies to the patient. The Research Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry comprises 19 academic staff and 7 support staff, and has a long and highly successful track record of research in Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Neuroscience and Pharmacognosy. Chemistry is a core component of the Masters in Pharmacy professional degree with teaching across all four years of the course. Additionally, the Department offers three taught postgraduate Masters in Science courses namely Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery and Pharma Management, Pharmacognosy and a Master of Research (MRes) in any of the research disciplines of the Department.
About the role
We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to form part of the UCL medicinal chemistry core of the new $63M READDI-AViDD consortium funded by the NIH to develop novel, direct-acting antivirals in advance of the next pandemic. The team will manage hit-to-lead chemistry, protein expression and assay development and the broader interactions of the core with other parts of READDI-AViDD mostly in the US. The research will be carried out according to the open science principles of the Structural Genomics Consortium. This opening represents a rare and exciting opportunity to make a major international contribution to pandemic preparedness through basic research.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with an outstanding track record in protein science and/or assay development.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/
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