Postdoctoral researcher (1005)

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology of macromolecular complexes implicated in the eukaryotic oxidative stress response.

Salary range
39,173 rising to 44,775 per annum
Contract type
Fixed term
Mode
Full time
Grade
Grade 7
Business Unit (dept)
Department of Biological Sciences
Closing Date
29/10/2021
Ref No
1005

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology of macromolecular complexes implicated in the eukaryotic oxidative stress response.

We are seeking a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Research Assistant to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the activation and regulation of the oxidative stress response.

You will be joining a team focussing on the fundamental processes regulating the redox homeostasis in higher eukaryotes. You will be involved in molecular and structural characterisation of large macromolecular (protein and protein/nucleic acid) complexes using cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography. This project presents unique opportunities to gain insights into basic mechanisms responsible for maintaining redox homeostasis, which is highly deregulated in several human diseases (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34202320/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26638071 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28854119). You will be joining a vibrant community in the centre of London (UK) and have the chance to interact with members of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) as well as Electron Microscopy groups (www.ismb.lon.ac.uk/electron-microscopy).

Applicants should have a PhD, or about to be awarded, in Structural Biology or Biochemistry, and have relevant research publications. Candidates having experience in cryo-EM are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Research Assistant to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the activation and regulation of the oxidative stress response.

Applicants should have a PhD, or about to be awarded, in Structural Biology or Biochemistry, and have relevant research publications. Candidates having experience in cryo-EM are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please use the form online and send your CV in pdf to j.gouge@mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk

Remuneration:

Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £39,173 rising to £44,775.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

Enquiries:

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Jerome Gouge, Group leader, via j.gouge@mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.