Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural and Molecular Neurobiology University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural and Molecular Neurobiology

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the team of Professor Elena Seiradake. The Seiradake group specialises in structural biology, cell biology and neurobiology, providing access to expertise and training in these areas. The successful candidate will focus on the context-dependent functions of brain receptors in nervous system development. The work will involve a combination of the following techniques: (i) protein expression using mammalian cells, protein purification and biophysical analysis, structural analysis using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy or (ii) neuronal cell biology, GPCR signalling assays, advanced fluorescent imaging techniques.


Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in a subject area involving structural biology or neurobiology, and have excellent relevant skills. A good publication record (taking the career stage into account) is expected. You should be well-trained, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with excellent team-working and interpersonal skills. You should also have excellent communication skills. You may be required to travel overseas to conduct collaborative experiments as and when necessary to advance the research project. Specific expertise in the culture of primary cells or cryo-electron microscopy would be advantageous. Applicants with experience in expressing and purifying proteins for structural analysis would also be welcome.


This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford


The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available. Applicants are advised to contact Professor Seiradake if they are interested in this position. Contact information is available on the group website:


To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 April 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held on as soon as possible thereafter.


Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 139414

Contact Phone : 01865 613204

Closing Date : 15-Apr-2019

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