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Research Associate in NMR studies of viral-cellular protein complexes
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-11862

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/05/2018

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Analytical, Measurements & Physical Chemistry

Hours per week: Full-time

Contract Duration: 1 May 2018 to 20 November 2018

School / Directorate: School of Chemistry

A full-time Research Associate position (funded for 6 months) is available for a protein scientist - structural biologist, protein NMR spectroscopist, molecular biologist or protein biophysicist - to study the interactions of herpesviral proteins with cellular host proteins. Experience working with proteins (such as protein expression and purification, or protein characterization using biophysical and/or structural techniques, or kinase assays) is essential. 

You will join an interdisciplinary international (UK-USA) team funded by the NIH (NIAID). You will be responsible for the part of the project carried out in Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB,, which is equipped with the state-of-the-art 800MHz, 600MHz, 500MHz Bruker spectrometers with cryoprobes, and has excellent facilities for protein expression, production, biophysical and structural characterization.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in structural biology, protein science, molecular biology or related disciplines. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and with a multidisciplinary research team, and presenting your work in the form of reports, papers and conference presentations, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School of CHEMISTRY is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Alexander Golovanov


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.




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