Research Associate, School of Biochemistry

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345 per annum
May 22, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jun 23, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Biochemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 23-Jun-2019

A Wellcome Trust-funded post-doctoral position in Structural Biology is available at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol and at the cutting-edge Bristol Synthetic Biology Centre, BrisSynBio, a leading UK and international centre of excellence (

As part of a dynamic team, the post-doc will study the structure and function of large macromolecular complexes in gene expression transcriptional control. The project involves structure determination by single-particle electron cryo-microscopy and crystallography of large multicomponent complexes produced in insect cells (MultiBac technology) and their functional characterization.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Structural Biology or a related field. Outstanding applicants have experience in guiding structure determination projects from start to finish. Experience in electron cryo-microscopy and image processing and/or crystallography is required. The successful candidate is highly motivated, committed individuals who enjoy working as part of a highly dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary team and good communication skills.

The post-doc will be based in the Berger (lead) laboratory in a highly collaborative setup including the Schaffitzel group (Bristol), Marc Timmers (Univ. of Freiburg, Germany), Laszlo Tora (IGBMC Strasbourg) and Juri Rappsilber (Univ. of Edinburgh & Berlin). We are seeking to fill the post as soon as possible.

For informal enquiries please contact Imre Berger, +44 117 394 1857, or Christiane Schaffitzel, +44 117 394 1869,

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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