One focus of our research is the exploitation of antibiotic natural products and their biosynthesis towards the development of new compounds. This 1 year postdoctoral position is funded by an MRC impact acceleration award. It aims to build on our recent work (in review) to develop novel methodology towards peptide natural product derivatives to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
This project is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an interdisciplinary team. It will involve generating a peptide library and screening it this against a known protein target. The project is in collaboration with Prof. Rivka Isaacson (KCL chemistry) and Prof. Tim McHugh (UCL, microbiology).
Candidates should hold a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology. They should be an excellent synthetic chemist with, ideally, experience in solid phase peptide chemistry. Previous experience interrogating peptide-protein interactions using biophysical methods would also be desirable.
Candidates should have a proven track record of research excellence. They should have an interest in interdisciplinary research, work well in a small team and have excellent communication skills.
KCL chemistry offers an outstanding multidisciplinary and diverse research environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a range of technical and transferable skills.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 1 year
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent