Research Fellow in Protein Production and Structural Biology

School:  School of Life Sciences, Sussex Drug Discovery Centre
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term for 9 months 
Reference:  2462
Placed: 30 August 2017
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Closing date:  28 September 2017.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 November 2017

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 a talented scientist with experience in protein production and structural biology. This position is located within the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, which is actively involved in the validation and prosecution of novel therapeutic targets in the oncology, respiratory and neuroscience areas. As an active practical scientist, you will be responsible for protein production and crystallisation of one of our target in the neuroscience field.

The role holder will work closely with assay screeners, electrophysiologists, chemoinformaticians and medicinal chemists within the Sussex Drug Discovery group and the University.

We seek to appoint a highly motivated individual who will make a significant contribution to making this project a success. An inquisitive mind, strong practical skills and the ability to make individual contributions in a team setting are essential.

An overview of research within the SDDC.

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 Dr Marco Derudas ( before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2462 [PDF 133.79KB]

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

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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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