University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

London Centre for Nanotechnology
Research Fellow on biophysics of bacterial killing by the immune system
Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,965-36 £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are recruiting for the position of a postdoctoral research associate on an on-going project funded by the UK Medical Research Council, to be carried out in Prof. Bart Hoogenboom’s research group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in close collaboration with Prof. Suzan Rooijakkers’s lab at University Medical Centre Utrecht (the Netherlands).

The aim of the project is to determine the mechanism(s) by which pore forming proteins of the innate immune system attack and kill bacteria. To this end, the postdoc will develop and apply advanced nanoscale microscopy methods for the real-time imaging of live bacteria at nanometre resolution.

The position is funded for 1.5 years in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, and expertise on advanced microscopy techniques, preferably for the characterisation of biological samples at the level of single or few molecules.

Candidates should have an ability for creative and original research of the highest impact, as demonstrated by a scientific publication track record in highly regarded international journals.

Knowledge of single-molecule biophysics, in-liquid atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and microbiology is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1839437.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1839437.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley,, at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor. Bart Hoogenboom,

Closing Date: 15 December 2019.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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