We are seeking to appoint a physical scientist (preferably with a PhD in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Physics, or related disciplines) with experience on single molecule nanomechanical experiments applied to proteins. This is a single bond mechanochemistry project, aiming to investigate how mechanical forces activate chemical reactivity within the core of individual proteins using single molecule atomic force microscopy (AFM) and magnetic tweezers (MT). The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Within King’s, you will be part of the department of Physics, which belongs to the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES). Supporting our staff is important to us and we offer a range of provision including flexible working, caring support, and training opportunities. The university is making significant investment in the Faculty and both student and staff numbers are growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and around 56% of our students are from outside the UK.
Further details are available at www.kcl.ac.uk/nmes
The study of Physics at King's dates back to the foundation of the College in 1829. The Department is currently undergoing significant growth with substantial investment in new appointments, research infrastructure and laboratory space refurbishment. We offer a range of BSc (three-year) and MSci (four-year) undergraduate courses as well as MSc and PhD programmes.
Further information may be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 18 months
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent