Dienstag, 10. Februar 2009

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a three-year funded postdoctoral research position within the Biological NMR group in the Department of Chemistry.

Although this position is to be formally located within Dr Matt Crump’s group at the University of Bristol, you will also be fully integrated with research scientists within UCB, the global biopharmaceutical company (www.ucb.com). UCB’s funding of this position is part of the company’s outward-looking structural biology strategy, and will offer the opportunity to work at UCB’s Research & Development facilities in Slough, Berkshire, as the project demands.

The last couple of years has seen the emergence of a host of computational techniques that use NMR chemical shifts to derive the structure of proteins without the need for NOE data. The current project will involve the application of this technology to enable the rapid structural elucidation of protein targets and the development of methods to facilitate unambiguous docking of low molecular weight ligands (fragments) into the protein target using minimal NMR data (ie chemical shift perturbations alone). We are therefore seeking a candidate with a strong computational and theoretical NMR background, preferably with experience in NMR driven structure determination of macromolecules.

If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience. Further information can be found athttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/personnel/ftc/

Grade : Level a in Pathway 2
Salary : £29,704-£33,432

Contact: ( School of Chemistry )
Dr M P Crump
E-mail: matt.crump@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 331 7163
Alternative Contact: ( School of Chemistry )
Dr R Taylor
E-mail: Richard.Taylor@ucb.com


Closing Date : 27 February 2009

Interview Date : not set

Timescale of Appointment(s) -
Contract : Fixed Term Contract
Three years

Further details and an application form can be found at https://www.bris.ac.uk/boris/jobs/ads?ID=77586
Alternatively you can telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894 or
E-Mail Recruitment@bris.ac.uk (stating postal address ONLY), quoting reference number 14563.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 27 February 2009

An Equal Opportunities Employer.


Thank you,

Julie Bull
Senior Recruitment Assistant

University of Bristol
Personnel Services
Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue,
Bristol, BS8 1HH
Tel: 0117 928 8512 Fax: 0117 925 9473