Senior Research Associate / Research Associate in Protein Design for Biotechnology

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 - £41,212 per annum
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Woolfson Group

Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Bristol BioDesign Institute
University of Bristol, UK

A position for a postdoctoral research associate is available to work on a protein design in biotechnology project in the laboratory of Professor Dek Woolfson. The group is internationally leading in the development of protein design for applications in chemical and synthetic biology. The successful applicants will join a vibrant research team that combines bioinformatics and computational design, peptide and protein chemistry, biophysics and structural biology, and cell biology. Expertise in peptide chemistry and biophysical methods would be a distinct advantage for this particular post, and applicants from these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

However, we are keen to receive applications from ambitious and energetic individuals across the chemical and biochemical sciences or bioengineering with an interest in advancing protein design and its applications generally.

This post in protein design for biotechnology is for one year, and it is funded by a European Research Council Proof-of-Concept grant. The project will explore the use of a-helical barrels recently discovered and developed in the Woolfson lab (Thomson et al. (2014) Science 346:485-488) in the area of biosensing. Researchers with a background in peptide chemistry, surface chemistry and/or fluorescence spectroscopy/microscopy are strongly encouraged to apply. An active interest in driving the translation of this basic research into biotechnology applications of societal benefit would be an advantage.

For more information on the Woolfson group see:

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Closing date for applications is 11:59pm on 22 April 2018. It is anticipated that interview will be held early May 2018. The preferred starting date is June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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