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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Biochemistry

Queen Mary University of London - Biological & Behavioural Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £36,572 to £44,722 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London allowance (grade 4).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd October 2023
Closes: 24th October 2023
Job Ref: QMUL34355
 

About the Role
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in structural biology to join the research group of Ben Stieglitz at Queen Mary University of London. The post holder will be funded by the MRC on a project entitled “Regulation of Linear Ubiquitin Signalling in Innate Immunity”, based at the Centre for Structural Biology within the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences at QMUL.

This research position will focus on molecular mechanisms of ubiquitin conjugation in the context of immunity and inflammation. The project will take advantage of the expertise in the Stieglitz lab which centres on the structural and functional characterisation of ubiquitin ligases and its regulators. See https://stieglitz-lab.com for more information about the research background. We are supported by dedicated cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography facilities with routine access to Titan Krios microscopes (via LonCEM and eBIC) and an in-house computing infrastructure for data processing. Furthermore, our lab is well equipped for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of protein systems with biophysical instruments such as PEAQ-ITC, fluorescence spectroscopy and stopped-flow.

About You
We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious individual with a keen interest to drive this research project, while working with other members of the Stieglitz group and colleagues in the Centre of Structural Biology. Candidates should have experience in the areas of protein biochemistry, crystallography, cryo-EM, structural data processing and analysis, and/or biophysical characterization.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

Benefits
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel and Mile End Campus’ in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for up to 3 years, with an expected start date of 01 November 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5, in the range £36,572 - £44,722 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointment processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ben Stieglitz via: b.stieglitz@qmul.ac.uk. Details about SBBS can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbbs/.

For further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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