Postdoctoral Research Associate in Single Molecule Fluorescence Analysis of Protein Transport in Bacteria
University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
United Kingdom

We are seeking to appoint a talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to study protein export in live bacterial cells through single molecule fluorescence experiments. This work will combine established methodology (PNAS (2013) 110: E3650, and unpublished) with emerging labelling techniques and imaging strategies. The project builds on our recent identification and structural analysis of the Type 9 protein translocon (Nature (2018) 564: 77).


Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular microbiology, or other relevant discipline. You must have expertise in quantitative fluorescence microscopy and image analysis as well as expertise in recombinant DNA methodology and basic protein purification. You will be highly organised and able to work independently and as part of a team, as well as have good communication skills with the ability to present at meetings and write scientific manuscripts


This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the European Research Council for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.


 The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.


To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.


 The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 26tJuly 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held on as soon as possible thereafter.


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