This post is a joint position with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) the postholder will be working 50% of their time in the SGC labs in Oxford, UK, and 50% in the BI labs in Biberach in Germany.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with membrane protein structural biology and electron microscopy experience to work as part of a collaboration between Profe4ssor Liz Carpenters group at the SGC in Oxford and the Structural Research Group of Boehringer Ingelheim in Biberach, Germany. This project aims to study the structures of complexes of human ion channels and solute carriers involved in genetic disease, using both electron cryo-microscopy and X-ray crystallography, combined with biophysical and biochemical methods to study function. This project will provide opportunities for training in cryo-EM, first hand insights into drug discovery, opportunities for international collaboration and high impact publications in the rapidly developing field of cryo-EM.
To qualify for this post you would need a PhD (or equivalent) or be close to completing this qualification in a relevant area of protein science. You should have proven experience in: membrane protein expression, purification, crystallisation and structure determination, preferably using cryo-EM. You will have excellent presentation and written communication skills, and have a proven record in preparation of high quality research publications. You will be highly self-motivated, well-organised and flexible, with strong planning and problem solving skills, able to work independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with colleagues and external collaborators.
This post is fixed-term for 3 years.
You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 13 August 2018 will be considered.
The SGC as part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine is a family friendly department: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/family-friendly