Newcastle University are a world class research-intensive university delivering teaching and learning of the highest quality. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to the university's continued success.
Newcastle University are delighted to be recruiting for a Professor / Reader / Senior Lecturer of Structural Biology to work within the Biosciences Institute in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
The successful applicant will be a leader in structural biology and associated biochemical and biophysical methods applied to the study of proteins and/or macromolecular complexes. Protein crystallography is of particular interest, but expertise in other techniques such as cryo-electron microscopy are also relevant. You will lead a team with the ambition and expertise needed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying important biological processes. You will have a strong vision of how to develop and lead a research programme in the Biosciences Institute, with a clear path to secure external funding to support your exciting research program. A strong focus on interdisciplinarity and team science, exploring links to bioscientists, clinicians and other researchers at NU is of particular interest. You will also have an internationally competitive research portfolio and have a wide network of collaborations.
You will be based at Newcastle University Biosciences Institute, within the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS). Newcastle University has a long-standing interest in structural biology, with recent investments in both X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy facilities. Researchers in the Biosciences Institute (NUBI) and Translational and Clinical Research Institute (NUTCRI) in FMS, together with colleagues in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, share an interest in understanding macromolecular structure and function and explore potential applications of clinical and/or technological benefit. This research community provides a unique, diverse and supportive environment where exciting research can expand and develop.