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Research Associate

Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: PH29284
  • Closes: 15th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

A 24 month position for a postdoctoral research associate in the group of Marko Hyvonen to work on a fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) project to develop inhibitors for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in collaboration with teams in University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

We are a looking for a motivated individual with a strong background and previous experience in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and/or chemistry. Expertise in one or more of the key methodologies used in fragment-based drug discovery (X-ray crystallography, NMR or cryo-EM) would be highly desirable and expertise in enzymology advantageous.

The postholder will be in charge of the biochemical, biophysical and structural characterisation of inhibitor binding to the target protein as well as mechanistic studies of allosteric inhibition.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with computational and medicinal chemists, cell and molecular biologists as part of a multidisciplinary drug discovery team.

Informal queries can be sent to Dr Marko Hyvönen at mh256@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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If you have questions about the application process please email personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH29284 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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