Postdoctoral position; solid state NMR of membrane proteins

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Membrane Protein Structural Biology

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Membrane Protein Structural Biology. The project aims to understand transport in the POT family of proton coupled peptide transporters using a multidisciplinary approach involving lipidic cubic phase crystallography, thermodynamic and kinetic analysis, using biophysical and liposome based systems, as well as state of the art spectroscopy techniques.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in biochemistry or a related subject area and should have experience with solid state NMR and/or ESR DEER, and other biophysical techniques with membrane systems as well as specialized sample production for spectroscopic investigations. You should also be willing to tackle challenging projects and have the ability to independently analyse data, and design biochemical assays to address important mechanistic questions. Previous experience of working with challenging systems for magnetic resonance would be an advantage.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by BBSRC for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, and is supervised jointly between Professor Anthony Watts and Professor Simon Newstead.

This position is graded on the University’s Grade 7 scale. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below.

For further general information phone 01865 613204, quoting reference number 135283.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6 July 2018, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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Vacancy ID :135283

Contact Phone :01865 613204

Closing Date :06-Jul-2018

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