Postdoctoral Research Associate in Compartmentalisation via Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Cells

Website University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2019
Closes: 16th December 2019
Job Ref: 144026

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to recruit a creative and talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the interdisciplinary group of Dr Tim Nott, studying fundamental aspects of sub-cellular organisation and in particular how and why cells perform certain biochemical reactions inside membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates. This post will suit a researcher with a background in cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or polymer/materials science, and offers the opportunity of becoming a member of a growing research team. The work will combine established methods of reconstituting model membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates with the development of new strategies for measuring molecular conformations and enzymatic activity.

You should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of biological or physical sciences and have a strong ability to work independently and drive an interdisciplinary project. Expertise with standard molecular biology methods and advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques is highly desirable. You will have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and the biology of intracellular liquid-liquid phase transitions, membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates, together with excellent communication skills with the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results. Experience with characterising protein phase transitions or developing biochemical assays is beneficial.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 2 years in the first instance, and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held soon as possible thereafter.

Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019 12:00

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