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

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Crystallography and Inhibitor Design

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Nicole Zitzmann in the antiviral drug discovery team. The project involves structural characterisation of components of the endoplasmic reticulum quality control cycle, the enzymatic targets for our broad-spectrum antiviral drug discovery programme. In addition to characterising proteins whose structures are not yet known, the successful applicant will also be expected to build upon our existing work characterising ER alpha-glucosidases I and II to identify lead compounds for antiviral drug discovery using both fragment-based and structure-based design methodologies. To find out more about research in the Zitzmann lab please see:

Applicants should possess, or expect to obtain soon, a PhD and have previous experience of protein crystallography and biophysical characterisation of protein-ligand interactions. Experience in production of recombinant protein from mammalian systems and in structure-based or fragment-based drug design would be advantageous. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and will have previous experience of contributing to research publications. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present research to both general and specialised audiences is also essential.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded for 2 years in the first instance and is based in the Rodney Porter Building of the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

This position is graded on the University's grade 7 scale, for which the salary range is £31,604 - £38,833 per annum. 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 133773.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria,

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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28th 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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