Research Associate in Structural Biology

Job summary

We are recruiting for a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Xiaodong Zhang (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/xiaodong.zhang). You will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of key components involved in eukaryotic DNA damage signalling and repair. We employ a combination of cryo electron microscopy,...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02162
  • Date posted 14 May 2021
  • Closing date 15 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

We are recruiting for a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Xiaodong Zhang (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/xiaodong.zhang). You will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of key components involved in eukaryotic DNA damage signalling and repair. We employ a combination of cryo electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, biochemical and biophysical techniques, utilising our excellent structural biology facilities.

Duties and responsibilities

You will carry out research in large tumour suppressors involved in the above process using a combination of biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and cryo electron microscopy techniques. 

Essential requirements

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or a closely related discipline. You should also have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in structural biology (crystallography or electron microscopy) and/or biochemistry is essential. Experience in cryo electron microscopy and image analysis and/or expression/purification of multi-protein complexes in insect or human cells is desirable.

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2023.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Xiaodong Zhang. xiaodong.zhang@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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