Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Post-doctoral Training Fellow

London, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 30 Aug 2013

The department seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Training Fellow to a new team led by Dr Sebastian Guettler in the Divisions of Structural and Cancer Biology. The post is funded by Cancer Research UK. The successful applicant will undertake biochemical, crystallographic and functional studies on members of the ADP-ribosyltransferase (or “PARP”) family of proteins and their regulators. A primary goal is to gain insight into the control and cellular roles of these enzymes with a specific interest in ADP-ribosyltransferase-dependent signalling processes linked to cancer.

Applicants should possess a PhD (or equivalent) in biochemistry or molecular biology. Experience with recombinant DNA techniques, high-quality protein expression and purification, protein characterisation (such as protein-protein interaction analyses and enzymology) as well as protein crystallography is essential. Experience in mammalian cell culture and protein production in insect cells would be of advantage.

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £28,087 to £34,529 p.a. inclusive (based on previous post-doctoral experience).

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification and including the names and addresses of two referees) online at

Job Ref. No. 1355655

Closing date: 30th August 2013

Research in the Divisions of Structural and Cancer Biology focuses on the functional, biochemical, and structural characterisation of cellular processes relevant to cancer and cancer therapy. The Division of Structural Biology has managed facilities for protein crystallography (crystallisation robots, Bruker Microstar and CCD detector), cryo-electron microscopy (FEI Tecnai F20 and T12), and protein production with expertise in multi-subunit expression (insect cell, yeast and bacterial expression, including a 60-litre fermentor). The Division is also well equipped with instrumentation for biophysical analysis (e.g. ITC, fluorescence, multi-angle light scattering). The Division of Cancer Biology provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure for mammalian cell culture, imaging, mammalian genetics, chemical biology and proteomics.