|£42,405 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
|7th December 2023
|7th January 2024
Building and Campus: Britannia House, Guy’s Campus
Closing date: 07 January 2024
One focus of our research is the exploitation of antibiotic natural products and their biosynthesis towards the development of new compounds. This 1 year postdoctoral position is funded by an MRC impact acceleration award. It aims to build on our recent work (in review) to develop novel methodology towards peptide natural product derivatives to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
This project is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an interdisciplinary team. It will involve generating a peptide library and screening it this against a known protein target. The project is in collaboration with Prof. Rivka Isaacson (KCL chemistry) and Prof. Tim McHugh (UCL, microbiology).
Candidates should hold a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology. They should be an excellent synthetic chemist with, ideally, experience in solid phase peptide chemistry. Previous experience interrogating peptide-protein interactions using biophysical methods would also be desirable.
Candidates should have a proven track record of research excellence. They should have an interest in interdisciplinary research, work well in a small team and have excellent communication skills.
KCL chemistry offers an outstanding multidisciplinary and diverse research environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a range of technical and transferable skills.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 1 year
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct their research in a conscientious and detail orientated manner. They will aid with the writing of publications and will be asked to help with day to day lab management as well as mentoring junior researchers. They will at all times be expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
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