Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Research Associate in Structural Biology - Imperial College London

Imperial College London, Imperial College London , United Kingdom
Application deadline: 15 Jun 2021

Job summary
We are recruiting for a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Xiaodong Zhang. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of key components involved in eukaryotic DNA damage signalling and repair. We employ a combination of cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, biochemical and biophysical techniques, utilising our excellent structural biology facilities.

Duties and responsibilities
You will carry out research in large tumour suppressors involved in the above process using a combination of biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy techniques. 

Essential requirements
You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or a closely related discipline. You should also have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in structural biology (crystallography or electron microscopy) and/or biochemistry is essential. Experience in cryo electron microscopy and image analysis and/or expression/purification of multi-protein complexes in insect or human cells is desirable.

Further information
This role is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2023.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Xiaodong Zhang.

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Research Associate in Structural Biology - Imperial College London