Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Structure/Function inside Biomolecular Condensates

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We are seeking to appoint a 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 structural biology, cell biology or biophysics and offers the opportunity of becoming a member of a growing research team. The work will combine established methods for studying membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates with structural strategies for characterising molecular conformations and enzymatic activity.

Applicants should hold, 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. Substantive expertise in protein purification and characterisation is essential. Expertise in characterising protein phase behaviour, structural/biophysical methods and developing biochemical assays are all advantageous. Applicants should have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and the biology of membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates, together with excellent communication skills with the ability to write for scientific publication.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 16 months in the first instance and is based at Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

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. This is unlikely to be more than £34,804 per annum.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please follow the link below see the document at the bottom of the page. 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 Thursday 1st October 2020, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held on as soon as possible thereafter.

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