PhD position - solution NMR of membrane proteins

Position for individuals with a background in protein expression and purification and NMR spectroscopy for a 3 years funded PhD position.

The position is based at the School of Biosciences, University of Kent, in Canterbury, where we have access to a 600MHz spectrometer with cryo-probe and a range of excellent facilities to support the project.

The goal of this project is to understand the mechanism of CLIC1 insertion into lipid membranes and membrane mimetic systems using solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in combination with Circular Dichroism and other biophysical tools. A second part of the project aims to understand the chloride transport function of CLIC-1 and its modulation by drugs. We intend to do use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates X-ray crystallography, solution NMR, electron microscopy and in-cell fluorescence microscopy. 

Further details can be found here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/bio/study/postgraduate/projects/index.html

The Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) provides a postgraduate research student with financial support in return for 96 hours per year of teaching. The stipend paid equals the full UK Research Council rate of £14,296 (rate for 2016/17) plus tuition fees at the home/EU rate. International applicants should make provision to meet the difference between Home /EU and International fees.

For further information on the Graduate Teaching Assistantship scheme go to: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FNADGTA00001

Applications for Postgraduate study should be made via the University's online application page before the 31st of January:: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/index.html