Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chemical Biology, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the supervision of Professor Hagan Bayley on a research project funded by ONT for a period of up to 10 months.


The Bayley laboratory uses the techniques of protein chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular genetics and biophysics. Much of the work is centred on membrane proteins, in particular channels and pores. The group investigates both the fundamental properties of these proteins and their applications in biotechnology. The present position is focused on developing novel nanopore-based sensors for the characterisation of molecules of interest such as nucleic acids and polypeptides (see Science 2018, 6405, 908-912).


Carry out original research on single-molecule chemistry, including screening new chemistry at the single-molecule level to achieve controllable molecular motion. The work involves project management and the ability to meet deadlines.


Represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone, and give talks or present posters.


Have experience in synthetic chemistry and molecular biology, in particular in the handling and engineering membrane proteins.


You should have a PhD in chemistry or chemical biology or a related area (or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment). The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 November 2018 can be considered.


The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137707

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