Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
May 15, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 14, 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Biochemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Closing date for applications 14-Jun-2020

A MRC-funded post-doctoral position in Structural Biology is available from 1st October 2020 at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol.  As part of a dynamic team, you will study the structure and function of large macromolecular complexes in gene expression control.

The project involves structure determination by crystallography and single-particle electron cryo-microscopy of multi-protein complexes produced in insect cells (MultiBac technology) or mammalian cells, their purification and biochemical characterization.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Structural Biology or a related field. You have experience in guiding structure determination projects from start to finish. Experience in electron cryo-microscopy and image processing or crystallography is required. You are a highly motivated, committed individual who enjoys working as part of a highly dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary team and good communication skills.  Experience with protein production using baculovirus-insect cell expression or mammalian cell culture is a definite plus.

You will be based in the Berger-Schaffitzel (lead) laboratory in a highly collaborative setup including the Berger (Bristol) and Laue groups (Univ. of Cambridge).

We are seeking to fill the post as soon as possible.

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

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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