Research Fellow II in Medicinal Chemistry Ref 3107

School/department: School of Life Sciences - Sussex Drug Discovery Centre
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 2.5 years
Reference: 3107 
Salary: Starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum
Placed on: 20 April 2018 
Closing date: 21 May 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: June 2018

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.

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) wishes to recruit a Project Leader with experience in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. The position is fixed term for 2 ½ years and offers a leading role within a multi-disciplinary team of twenty drug discovery scientists developing novel cancer therapeutics.

Working closely with the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, leaders in industry and leaders in academia, the position will allow the candidate to take a prominent role towards the development of new treatments that exploit DNA damage repair mechanisms to kill tumour cells. The projects are fully funded by a multi-million pound award from the Wellcome Trust.

This is a unique opportunity to join a research group working in a multidisciplinary environment on an exciting and emerging area of oncology drug discovery research. The project is led by Prof Simon Ward and an overview of research within the SDDC can be found at

Potential candidates wishing to find out further details regarding the position or the project are encouraged to contact Professor Simon Ward, Dr Darren Le Grand (Portfolio Leader) or Dr Hitesh Patel (Biology Leader)  before applying.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently hold Athena SWAN 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 University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at

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How to apply

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