Birkbeck, University of London

Postdoctoral researcher

Birkbeck, University of London

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher

Salary: £38,594 rising to £44,113


Full-time 35 hours 1.0FTE

School of Science / Department of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral position available at Birkbeck College, London, to work on biochemistry, cryo-tomography and subtomogram averaging studies of the COPII coat.

We are seeking a highly-motivated and creative Post-Doctoral Researcher to carry out biochemical and structural studies of the COPII complex. The position is funded by the BBSRC for up to 3 years, and based at The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) at Birkbeck College/University College London.

You will work with in vitro reconstituted COPII budding in a variety of systems, including artificial lipids and cell-derived microsomes. You will use biochemical techniques, electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography to characterise the COPII coat on such systems.

You should have a strong track record in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Knowledge in protein structure determination, in particular using cryo-EM and/or tomography will be an advantage.

You will benefit from the vibrant scientific environment of the ISMB, in particular the EM facilities and community. You will have access to state-of-the art sample preparation, data collection and computational resources. You will be able to participate in international scientific conferences and workshops.

For information about the, ISMB and the departments please visit the following websites:

Information on the research group can be found at


Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £44,113 per annum. The salary quoted includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Giulia Zanetti

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.