Postdoctoral Research Scientist in STRUBI

University of Oxford

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the research Group of Professor Jonathan Grimes, located in Division for Structural Biology, at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. You join a Wellcome Trust-Funded Project to understand in molecular detail Influenza virus replication and transcription, and the process of viral assembly.

You will be responsible for managing your own academic research activities, which involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work and meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols, and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You will contribute ideas for new research projects, and contribute to the presentation of scientific results through journal articles, posters and oral presentations at national/international conferences.

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) in structural biology, biochemistry, virology or a related field. It is essential that you have a clear interest in learning correlative approaches of cryo-SIM and cryo-ET data, and have experience with in-vitro and cell-based assays, to validate structural information. Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, including the ability to present work at international symposia and to non-specialist audiences is essential for the role.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract for 3 years, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The post would be available for overseas applicants requiring visa sponsorship, and the department would cover the initial visa expenses for the applicant. 

Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 20 November 2023 will be considered. Please quote 169248 on all correspondence.

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