GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a research-based pharmaceutical company with a share of around 5% of the world's pharmaceutical market and around 13,000 people actively working in research teams to discover new medicines.
This position is a 6-8 week contract aimed at an enthusiastic individual to work within the Structural Biology team at the R&D site in Stevenage (summer 2013).
New advances in X-ray technologies allow rapid data collection from protein crystals, providing an opportunity to systematically screen many different chemical compounds (ligands) against a protein of interest. In GSK we have developed software wrappers for routines to automatically process X-ray diffraction data and present electron density maps with proposed ligand poses that the scientist canaccess and manage through a web based interface. We are now looking to enhance the capabilities of this platform through a more in-depth analysis of current ligand binding computational protocols.
Salary levels are available on request.
Please send your CV to the email address below:
Closing date: April 30th 2013