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Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Application Deadline
    30 November 2021
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £32,578 to £39,938 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
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  • Contact Name
    NBI Recruitment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Ghilarov Group at the John Innes Centre, working on a project entitled, “Ringing the changes: how bacterial enzymes convert ribosomally-synthesised peptides into Antibiotics”.

About the John Innes Centre:

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant and microbial genetics. We nurture a creative, curiosity-led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

About the Ghilarov Group:

Dmitry Ghilarov is a recently appointed Sir Henry Dale Fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust, and is establishing a research group at the John Innes Centre. Ghilarov already has a team working in the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology in Krakow, Poland. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work together with national and international collaborators under the supervision of the PI and other Group Leaders at JIC, and will help to build this newly-established group with additional postdocs and students.

The role:

The project focuses on the biology of bacterial natural products with the aim of harnessing their potential for biotechnology and medicine. The successful candidate will apply state-of-the-art structural biology methods to study the assembly and mechanism of multi-subunit molecular machines synthesizing peptide antibiotics. The project offers an opportunity to carry out basic research in the fields of biochemistry, chemical biology and synthetic biology, with a real-world impact on antimicrobial drug resistance. They will apply relevant techniques of protein production and structural biology, particularly cryo-EM. They will have the opportunity to chart their own research direction within the project framework and participate in the building up of a new research group.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (full award or expected within 6 months) or equivalent in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology or related discipline. They will have demonstrated ability to perform research and develop novel ideas and a proven record in scientific writing. In depth knowledge of structural biology methods, protein purification is desirable.

Additional information:

Interviews will be held on 13th January 2022.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website http://jobs.jic.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or [email protected] quoting reference 1004137.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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