Research Fellow

School of Life Sciences 
Post Title: Research Fellow
Hours: full time
Contract fixed term for nine months
Reference: 2469
Placed on: 11 September 2017
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Closing date: 11 October 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing 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.

We wish to appoint an experienced protein crystallographer. The project aims to identify novel inhibitors of serine racemase (SR), which is the enzyme responsible for producing D-serine, the co-agonist of NMDA receptors (NMDARs).

The identification of new fragment molecule hits will be achieved using the innovative X-Chem fragment screening facilities at Diamond Light Source. The candidate should have experience of protein crystallisation, structure solution and the drug discovery process.

It would also be very advantageous to have X-Chem experience  An overview of research within the drug discovery theme.

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.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the project P.I. before applying (Mark Roe,

Download job description and person specification Ref 2469 [PDF 125.03KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees. Email to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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