Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Research Associate

Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 24 May 2013

The department are looking to recruit a Research Associate to work in the research group of Professor Paul Freemont (, in the Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Structural Biology, at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London. The research group comprises research fellows, research associates and PhD students from a diverse range of background including molecular biology, biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, physics and engineering. They employ a multi-disciplinary approach to study the structures and mechanisms of large macromolecular complexes.

The post is funded for up to five years by a MRC programme grant to Professor Paul Freemont in collaboration with Professor Alain Filloux. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary group to investigate the structure and function of the Type VI secretion system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. You will be responsible for carrying out structural studies of these key complexes.

You must hold a PhD in a structural biology or biochemistry discipline. You must have advanced knowledge of protein biochemistry and structural biology and be able to demonstrate the capacity for innovative, high quality structural biological research.  Research experience in a structural biological laboratory environment covering X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy single particle analysis is essential. Experience of reconstituting and characterising large multi-protein complexes is also desirable.

You must be able to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication. Experience in the supervision and training of junior research staff and students, and in writing scientific research papers would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Paul Freemont (

Closing Date 24 May 2013 (midnight BST)       

How To Apply

The preferred method of application is online via this website.