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Research Associate; Structural Biology of Genome Regulation

University of Leicester - Molecular and Cell Biology

Location: Leicester
Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time). Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 9270

Vacancy terms: Full time, fixed term contract to 17 December 2024

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 07 Jan 2024

About the role 

The University of Leicester is home to the Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB; https://le.ac.uk/liscb) as a centre of research excellence. Research within LISCB targets the functioning of biological relevant molecules through integrated structural biology approaches including CryoEM, chemistry and functional studies.

The Panne group focuses on understanding how signalling pathways of the innate immune system control signal processing on enhancers and how 3D genome organisation contributes to various aspects of genome function. For examples of recent work see NMSB 30, 853–859 (2023), Nature Comm 13, 7759 (2022), Nature 578, 472–476 (2020); NSMB 27, 233–239 (2020); Nature 562, 538–544 (2018).

About you

The successful candidate should have a background and interest in biochemistry and structural biology. We are looking for a creative and ambitious person with good communication skills and keen to work on a challenging project.

Experience in biochemistry of protein complexes, insect cell expression systems, X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy would be particularly beneficial. The group is part of the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) one of five flagship research institutes recently established by the University of Leicester, UK. We have excellent access to state-of-the-art structural biology technologies including a Krios cryo-EM microscope equipped with Falcon 3EC and GATAN K3 detector as well as the Diamond and ESRF Synchrotrons.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should made to Prof Daniel Panne on daniel.panne@le.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place between 11 and 15 January 2024.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

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