Professorial Research Fellow in Biomolecular NMR / Leader of national NMR facility at University of Birmingham, UK

The University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Professorial Research Fellow in Biomolecular NMR at the Henry Wellcome National Facility for Biomolecular NMR (HWB-NMR) in Birmingham, UK. This permanent position is at chair level and ring-fenced for research for a period of 3 years, and will be converted to a normal chair appointment thereafter. The successful candidate will be able to determine their affiliation with a School or Institute within the Colleges for Life and Environmental Sciences (LES), for Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), or for Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS) according to scientific fit and the potential for collaboration.
We are looking for an accomplished NMR scientist, who may or may not yet hold a chair position, but is clearly of chair calibre, and whose research is centred on structural biology or chemical biology using NMR as their main, but not exclusive tool.
Inaugurated in 2004, HWB-NMR has continuously maintained National Facility status through funding from the Wellcome Trust, most recently renewed in 2017. NMR users at UK institutions have free access to NMR time, currently including spectrometers at 800 and 900 MHz field strength, through a peer-reviewed proposal system. The arrival of a 1 GHz NMR spectrometer in 2020 will eminently strengthen HWB-NMR’s position as a leading centre for solution state NMR in the UK, and provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to shape the scientific and strategic direction of the facility in years to come.
The University of Birmingham is also a stakeholder of the Midlands Regional CryoEM Facility at the University of Leicester, which houses a 300 kV Titan Krios transmission electron microscope. This cooperation is mirrored by a strategic alliance with Leicester in NMR spectroscopy.
Full details of the position are available at Informal enquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof Tim Softley (, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Transfer. The closing date for applications is 17 Nov 2019.