Research Fellow in Chemical Biology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience in chemical biology, biological chemistry, or bioorganic chemistry to work at the chemistry/biology interface. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to identify and validate the therapeutic target in the multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The project is highly multidisciplinary involving multistep organic synthesis of potential inhibitors, molecular biology and screening of large scale compound library. Excellent communication skills are required as the project involves international collaboration.

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,695
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:   Sunday 26 July 2015
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  581015EB

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in chemistry or a related discipline, and have a strong background in chemical biology, biological or bioorganic chemistry with a good amount of experience in organic synthesis, molecular biology, protein expression and purification, kinetics of enzymes and their inhibition, and protein crystallography.

This appointment is funded initially for 1 year and may be extended for another year.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr S. Lee (email: )

Completed applications should include (i) the application form; (ii) your curriculum vitae; (iii) the names, addresses and email addresses of two referees.

The Chemistry department holds an Athena Swan Silver Award demonstrating its commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.  The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.

The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit in with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. We would, therefore, consider requests to undertake this role on a part-time or a flexible working basis.  Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.

Application Process:

You should submit your completed online application form at References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received prior to the close date to assist the department with shortlisting.

If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649. Please quote vacancy reference number 581015EB on all correspondence.

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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