Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
A postdoctoral position is available from April 1, 2010 in the University of
Oxford's Department of Biochemistry to study the structure, function, and
small-molecule antagonism of ion channels that are of high medical relevance.
The candidate will join the laboratory of Dr. Jason Schnell, and be responsible
for the development and structural analysis of ion channel systems by
high-resolution solution NMR. The main approach will be to use the tools of
biophysics (e.g. NMR, fluorescence, and ultracentrifugation) and molecular
biology in combination with functional assays (e.g. liposomal ion flux assays)
to elucidate the molecular details of activity.
The University of Oxford provides abundant resources for the production and
characterization of proteins, including access to NMR spectrometers operating
at 500 to 950 MHz. The lab is located in a new building designed to promote
collegiality and scientific collaborations:
Funding for the position is provided by the Medical Research Council for 1 year
in the first instance, with the possibility for extension.
Please check the following website for qualifications and application
For informal queries about the lab and research projects, please contact Jason
Schnell by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org