Postdoctoral Scientist - Integral Membrane Proteins Group

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Structural Genomics Consortium, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Thursday 21st of November 2019

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and dedicated Postdoctoral Scientist with membrane protein structural biology experience to join Professor Liz Carpenter’s group at the SGC. You will be responsible for running several projects on membrane enzymes and transporters. This will involve producing proteins, solving structures using X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, combined with biophysical and biochemical studies to understand function. Prepare manuscripts for publication in high quality journals. Interact effectively with the Group and other groups within SGC. Provide reports on your work in academia and industry on a regular basis. Keep accurate, complete and up-to-date records of all experiments performed, using the SGC's database and electronic notebook system. You will be joining a group of experienced membrane protein structural biologists who have to date solved the structures of 12 proteins involved in human disease.


You will have a PhD or be close to completing this qualification in a relevant area of protein science. You should have proven experience in: protein expression, purification, crystallisation and/or grid preparation using a variety of methods on membrane proteins. You will also have experience in using biophysical and biochemical methods to study protein function. You will have excellent presentation and written communication skills, and have a proven record in preparation of high quality research publications. You will be highly self-motivated, well-organised and flexible, with strong planning and problem solving skills, able to work independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with colleagues and external collaborators.


This post is a full-time, fixed-term contract until 30 June 2022, in the first instance. This position is funded by Innovative Medicines Initiative and Wellcome.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement, which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. Please quote reference 143943 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 21 November 2019 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)