Biophysics of Antimicrobial Peptides
Pharmaceutical Science Division, King's College London
A Research Associate post in Biophysics of Antimicrobial Peptides is available in the Pharmaceutical Science Division. The purpose of the job is to undertake research, led by Dr A. J. Mason of the Molecular Biophysics Group, into peptides with potential anti-bacterial and anti-malarial capabilities.
The post holder will employ a combination of biophysical methods including Circular Dichroism and solid-state NMR to study the membrane interactions of synthetic and naturally derived peptides. He or she will also be responsible for the E. coli based expression, purification and reconstitution of human beta defensin peptides.
The applicant needs to have a PhD or equivalent in Biochemisty, Biophysics or a related subject and be familiar with bacterial expression systems and the application of NMR to biological samples. The ability to undertake both spectroscopic measurements and microbiology experiments is essential. The ideal applicant will be someone who, as soon as is reasonably possible, can work independently with initiative based upon experience.
The post is funded for a period of three years. The post is based at the Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King's College London. The salary will be on Grade 6 post-doctoral scale, £32,917 to 35,755 per annum inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance per annum.
Further details and application packs are available on the College's website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Please quote reference number W6/JGA/026/09-KB on all correspondence.
Closing date: 13th March 2009