Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science and Molecular Biology

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology (CCMP), University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science and Molecular Biology in Professor Chris O’Callaghan’s laboratory, based in the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

This is an exciting opportunity and your primary role will be to assist in planning, carrying out experiments and analysing the results within Professor Chris O’Callaghan’s laboratory ( This will involve molecular biology and biochemistry to generate constructs, express and purify recombinant protein and test recombinant protein for enzymatic activity and in DNA assembly (see Lin and O’Callaghan, Nucleic Acids Res, 46 (19), pp. e113 ). The laboratory is well equipped for this work and there may be opportunity to undertake structural biology of the recombinant enzymes. You will undertake state-of-the-art work to develop this technology to a form that is suitable for translation for widespread use.

You will have (or have recently submitted and expect to be awarded) a PhD or DPhil in a relevant discipline (e.g. molecular biology, protein analysis, structural biology, recombinant protein production, biochemistry, biophysics) as well as proven experience and confidence in molecular biology and/or recombinant protein production and purification. You will have ability to manage your own research and administrative activities, working independently as well as within a team and possession of sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within a state-of-the art group and advise others in the group. You will also have excellent organisational skills including data management and record keeping and excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

The position is funded by the Medical Research Council and is fixed-term until 29 February 2020 in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.

Please quote ref. 139308 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 25 February 2019 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139308