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Research Fellow in In-Vivo Protein Folding

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Research Fellowships
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

School of Biological Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 27 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2703824BJ

We are looking for a motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work with Amrit Mudher and Phil Williamson developing methods to investigate how the cellular milieu influences the folding, structure and function of large molecular complexes including amyloid fibre structure and integral membrane proteins. This Leverhulme Trust funded project will combine the powerful genetic tractability of Drosophila melanogaster with the molecular resolving power of modern sensitive solid-state NMR experiments to report on the structure, dynamics, and function of these assemblies in-vivo.

The project will build on preliminary studies that have demonstrated that modern proton detected ultra-high field solid-state NMR methods can provide the necessary resolution and sensitivity to study the structure and dynamics of large molecular complexes in-situ in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. The project seeks to establish workflow that will enable the induced expression and labelling of macromolecular complexes and a range of NMR methodologies that permit the characterization of their structure and dynamics as well as interactions with other cellular components. 

Ideally applicants should possess a PhD in biochemistry (or related descipline) and ideally experience in either Drosophila research and/or solid-state NMR. The position will be based in the School of Biolgical Sciences, which provides state of the art facilities for invertebrate research and solid-state NMR research (both locally and through the UK National Research Facility). To discuss the position, please don’t hesitate to contact Prof Amrit Mudher ( or Prof Phil Williamson ( 

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

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