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Research Fellow in Protein Science

UCL - School of Pharmacy

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £37,099 to £45,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 25th March 2024
Job Ref: B02-06596

About us

The School of Pharmacy The 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. Our Research Excellence Framework 2014 result reflected the quality of our research undertakings, including a 4* (world leading) score for research environment. Further information can be found on our website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy/

About the role

We are seeking to recruit 1 full-time position until 30 April 2025 in the first instance as part of the UCL medicinal chemistry core of the $63M READDI-AViDD consortium funded by the NIH to develop novel, direct-acting antivirals in advance of t he next pandemic. The post-holder will manage protein expression, purification and assay development, including interactions with other parts of READDI-AViDD protein team mostly in the US and Canada. 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.

About you

The successful candidate should have an outstanding track record in the expression (bacterial, mammalian and insect systems) and purification (e.g. using Akta Pure) of proteins as well as the establishment of binding assays with those proteins (e.g. SPR, thermal shift, NMR). You will work in collaboration with a new protein science team in the Faculty of Life Sciences.

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 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 belo ng. 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; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. 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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