Research Associate in NMR Spectroscopy of Chaperone Complexes
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to Dr. Theodoros Karamanos’ group in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London to carry out structural and functional studies on HSP chaperones. These highly dynamic protein complexes are responsible for modulating many polymerisation reactions in the cell and are responsible for various human pathologies. The aim of the planned project is the structural and...
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- Reference NAT01336
- Date posted 29 November 2022
- Closing date 2 January 2023
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to Dr. Theodoros Karamanos’ group in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London to carry out structural and functional studies on HSP chaperones. These highly dynamic protein complexes are responsible for modulating many polymerisation reactions in the cell and are responsible for various human pathologies. The aim of the planned project is the structural and mechanistic investigation of these proteins and their complexes with substrates. This is an integrative project that applies biophysical techniques and computational analysis to understand how molecular chaperones protect the cell against aggregation and neurodegeneration.
Duties and responsibilities
Your role will be to execute and develop an innovative and challenging research programme that is funded by Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, UK. You will have primary responsibility for the project work and contribute to the general smooth running of the laboratory. You will also be expected to take active part in training and supervision of staff and students. In-house access to modern high field NMR spectrometers, ideally suited for solution NMR studies of large biomolecules is available at the Imperial College NMR Centre, part of the Centre for Structural Biology.
You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Structural biology, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or equivalent and experience in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy preferably demonstrated by first author publications in international journals. Practical knowledge and experience in protein expression and purification is essential. Proficiency in programming and computational tools is of advantage.
You also must have excellent verbal and written communication skills for publications, reports and talks. You must have a creative and proactive approach to problem-solving, prioritise your work in response to deadlines and be able to work both independently as well as a part of a team. Self-motivation, willingness and ability to work as a team are essential.
This is a full time, fixed position for 3 years, with possibility to extend up to 5 years subject to funding. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.
Informal enquires can be made directly to Dr. Theo Karamanos, at email@example.com.
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