Work at LISCB

Current vacancies based at the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology.

Academic and Research positions in the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit. The new Institute aims to exploit synergies in research technologies to deliver major advances in both fundamental and translational research and has the following major research strands: understanding the structure and mechanism of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes in biology, structure-based drug discovery and design, the use of single molecule techniques to understand biological processes, and the development of chemical probes and compound libraries.

We are currently recruiting to the posts listed below. The closing date for applications to all posts is midnight on 24 April 2017.

We are also recruiting to a further postdoctoral research assistant post the closing date for which is 2 May 2017. See below or click here for details.

The Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology are the holders of Athena SWAN Bronze Awards and both are currently applying for a Silver Award. As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

 

Chair or Associate Professor in Structural Biology (Grade 9 or 10)

We are seeking to appoint a Chair or Associate Professor to provide research leadership for structural biology to establish an active and productive research group, conducting research at an internationally competitive level.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01793 for more information and to apply.

 

Lectureships in Chemical Biology – 3 posts available (Grade 8)

Three new lectureships have been created as part of the LISCB, one is hosted by the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and two are hosted by the Department of Chemistry.

We are looking for a highly ambitious research scientist who can make a major contribution to the research activities of the LISCB in addition to teaching and administration.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01792 for more information and to apply.


Lecturer in Structural Biology (Grade 8)

We wish to appoint an excellent researcher and teacher specialising in Structural Biology, targets related to the understanding of Cancer and/or structure based drug discovery for the treatment of Cancer. This post will be based in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the LISCB. You will have an established record of research achievement and will take an active role in the Institute’s research profile.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01833 for more information and to apply.

 

Research Fellowships – 2 posts available (Grade 8)

The Institute would like to encourage career development opportunities for promising researchers making the transition to independence. This scheme is aligned with the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01822 for more information and to apply.


Research Fellow/Software Developer (Grade 8)

In this role you will lead and develop the implementation of the version 3 CCPN software suite, as outlined in the MRC partnership grant to Professor Geerten Vuister.  This is an opportunity to contribute to an important international project that serves a central role in the international biological NMR community.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01739-1 for more information and to apply.


Research Associate (Grade 7)

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an important project to develop new state-of-the-art tools in NMR data analysis and NMR structural biology.  Professor Geerten Vuister is seeking to recruit a talented and highly motivated research scientist to design, implement and test the pipeline.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01719-1 for more information and to apply.


Research Associate (Grade 7)

In this three year post funded by the BBSRC you will investigate the role of the SMRT/NCoR complex in triplet nucleotide repeat expansion driven by the activity of MutSβ. You will be expected to take a leading role in experimental design and determining the direction of the program to investigate and characterise HDAC complexes.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01798 for more information and to apply.


Research Associate (Grade 7)

In this three year post funded by the Wellcome Trust you will investigate the structure and function of large histone deacetylase (HDAC) containing repression complexes. This will involve expressing and purifying proteins from recombinant sources, gaining structural insights using X-ray cystography and electron microscopy and using a wide range of biochemical and biophysical techniques to explore their function.

Click here and search on the reference number MBP01799 for more information and to apply.

 

Research Associate (Grade 7)

In this three-year post funded by the Leverhulme Trust, you will seek to quantify heme concentrations in cells using biophysical approaches. This post is a collaboration between the research groups of Dr Andrew Hudson and Prof Emma Raven. We wish to appoint a highly ambitious candidate with doctoral and/or postdoctoral experience in recombinant protein expression and purification; preferably, also with experience in genetically-encoded fluorescent proteins. Experience in live cell imaging, photophysical characterisation of fluorescent proteins, molecular biology, and protein structure/mechanism is also highly desirable.

Click here and search on the reference number SEN00815-1 for more information and to apply.

 

Informal Enquiries:

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please use the links above to view the relevant contact details for each role. If you have any difficulty finding the information you need, please contact Dr Peter Watson via email (peterwatson@le.ac.uk) or by telephone (0116 373 6436).

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