Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QU

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
Fax: +44 (0)1865 613201
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Import through the Bacterial Cell Envelope

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to investigate the mechanisms of uptake of protein bacteriocins through the Gram-negative cell envelope. They will combine computational, in vitro and in vivo approaches to assess the sequence constraints of bacteriocin uptake into Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The aim of the work is to link recent advances in bioinformatics-based discovery of putative bacteriocin uptake sequences (Sharp et al (2017)) to the uptake process itself in the two species.

Applicants should possess, or expect to obtain soon, a PhD in Biochemistry or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. You will have expertise in working with protein bateriocins and have experience in HMM profile searching in genomic databases. Experience in recombinant DNA molecular biology methods and the expression/purification of proteins is essential, as well as the ability to demonstrate competence in the thesis research area. You will be organised and self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. You should be willing to learn new techniques and apply them in an interdisciplinary research environment. Good communication skills both orally and in writing are essential, as is the ability to keep detailed laboratory records and to work supportively in a laboratory environment.

This is a full-time fixed term post is funded by the BBSRC for up to 6 months in the first instance and is based in the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford. The post is available immediately.

This position is graded on the University's grade 7 scale, for which the salary range is £31,604 - £38,833 per annum pro rata. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

For further general information, phone (01865) 613204, quoting reference number 133751.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 12th March 2018, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Department of Biochemistry is strongly committed to equality and valuing diversity and we operate a flexible working policy for all staff. The Department holds a departmental Silver Athena award in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women.

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