University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Fellow in Integrative Structural Biology

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow in Integrative Structural Biology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in integrative structural biology? Are you looking to apply your skills to understand the molecular pathogenesis of inherited disorders? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary research team and work on ciliary proteins implicated in genetic disorders. Funded by the UK BBSRC, you will use integrative structural biology, high-speed atomic force microscopy and other cutting-edge biophysical techniques alongside cell biology methods to investigate the structures of these proteins and study their interactions with binding partners. This will provide a molecular-level understanding of how they contribute to cilium function and how mutations cause disease.

You should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in structural biology or a closely allied discipline, have extensive experience of studying protein structure/dynamics (e.g. by X-ray crystallography, NMR, cryo-EM, molecular dynamics simulations, mass spectrometry), and strong laboratory skills in cloning, recombinant protein production and purification. You should also have an interest in learning new techniques and a passion for integrative structural biology.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Joe Cockburn, Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0758

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 36 months due to external funding) Release Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 05 March 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: FBSMB1274 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Research Fellow in Integrative Structural Biology


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


February 07, 2024

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March 05, 2024

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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