Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Conformational Dynamics of HSP90-Kinase Complexes Ref 3342

School/department: Genome Damage and Stability Centre / School of Life Sciences 
Hours: Full time or part time considered
Contract: Fixed term initially for 3 years 
Reference: 3342 
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833. Starting salary will be determined by the level of experience of the applicant. 
Placed on: 08 June 2018 
Closing date: 08 July 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 October 2018 or as soon as possible after this date

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

A Wellcome Trust-funded Post-doctoral Research Fellow position is available from 1st October 2018 in the laboratory of Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS and Dr. Chris Prodromou, to study the recruitment, activation and targeted degradation of protein kinases that depend on the HSP90 molecular chaperone system.

The successful applicant will analyse the conformational dynamics of protein kinase/chaperone complexes, using a range of complimentary structural biology techniques including NMR, X-ray crystallography, fluorescence spectroscopy and cryoEM.

Applicants must have a relevant PhD, strong experience of recombinant expression, protein purification, and structural biology techniques, and be able to work independently and collaboratively as required.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Prof. Pearl or Dr. Prodromou, before applying.

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How to apply

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