Research Assitant for the MPL at Diamond Light Source and RCAH in Oxfordshire

Harwell, Oxford, United Kingdom Job closes: 28-May-2017 1:00 CEST

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant position at the Membrane Protein Laboratory (MPL) located at the Diamond Light Source and at the Research Complex (Oxfordshire).

The MPL is Wellcome Trust funded facility created to allow scientists to determine medically relevant membrane protein structures more efficiently by combining recently developed high throughput technologies for protein production, crystallization, XFEL and EM. The MPL is located in laboratories around the ring at Diamond and also at the Research Complex at Harwell and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

The successful applicant will report directly to Dr Isabel Moraes, the MPL Group Leader. In the group he/she will primarily assist the MPL users with molecular biology (cloning), expression in insect cell and mammalian, protein purification and/or crystallisation. In addition, the post holder should be familiar with all the facility equipment and also be involved in the in the day-to-day running of the laboratory, including equipment maintenance, ordering and health and safety procedures (Risk Assessments, GM forms and COOSH).

The person will also be involved in sample preparation for EM and XFEL applications.

The successful candidate should have a Masters degree in biological sciences, or the equivalent in professional qualifications. In addition to good English verbal and written communication skills, methodical approaches to work and the ability to pay close attention to details is also desired. You will also have good interpersonal and organisational skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

For further details about the position and how to apply please visit this link

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Isabel Moraes, the MPL group leader (

Harwell, Oxford, United Kingdom

Research Assitant for the MPL at Diamond Light Source and RCAH in Oxfordshire