Research Fellow in Biochemistry Ref 4592

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours:part time up to 60% FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 5.5 months
Reference: 4592 
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 18 September 2020
Closing date:  02 October 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 15 October 2020

Job description

The Mancini Lab in the Biochemistry and Biomedicine subject group in the School of Life Sciences, is accepting applications for a Research Fellow to begin as early as the 15 October 2020.

The successful candidate to work alongside a current PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, on a well-established drug discovery project to inhibit oncogenic protein-protein interactions driving T-cell acute lymphoblastic.

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • independently lead the project
  • liaise with collaborators as needed
  • express, purify and crystallize proteins
  • set up cellular and biophysical assays

The project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.

Please contact Erika Mancini ( for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award

Download job description and person specification Ref 4592 [PDF 185.57KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

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.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to 

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.

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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