Research Assistant in Crysalin Technology

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 29 Jul 2020

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Crysalin Technology to work within Protein Crystallography group at the Structural Genomic Consortium.

You will provide support to research to develop the Crysalin scaffolds into a routine route to obtaining crystal and cryoEM structures, by taking an intelligent brute-force approach. You will work with senior scientists to develop and then drive a process that will bring at least 100 constructs to crystallisation and then diffraction every month, using this to discover the best combination of components and mutations to achieve the desired scaffolds. You will also provide advice and guidance to research students where appropriate.

You will hold a BSc degree or equivalent experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or structural biology alongside with proven experience in molecular cloning and protein expression and purification. You will have the ability to manage own research and administrative activities. You will have the ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently, delivering results to a high standard and to an agreed schedule. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively within a team.

The position is funded by the BBSRC and is fixed-term until 31 December 2022 in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 146871 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 29 July 2020 will be considered.

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