Postdoctoral Research Associate


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University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum
  • REF: 149762
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chemistry Research Laboratory , Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Chris Schofield in collaboration with Professor Donal Wall at the University of Glasgow on an interdisciplinary project concerning the roles of small-molecules produced by gut microbiome in human physiology. The research is funded by the BBSRC.

Find out more about the Schofield research group at

The successful candidate will be responsible for the synthesis of small molecules including enzyme inhibitors and natural products for the overall project. They will also prepare enzymes and test hypotheses and help analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. They will be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative activities.

You should have a strong interest in understanding chemical aspects of biology and have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Biology prior to taking up the appointment. Experience in organic synthesis is essential, ideally within a biological and medicinal context. Experience in enzymology is desirable, but not essential.

You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area. You will show an ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment and with minimal supervision. You must be well organised and be able to keep detailed laboratory records and report on progress at regular intervals.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT.

This is a fixed term position for 36 months, starting from 1st June 2021.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications midday on 3rd March 2021. Interviews will be held on the 12th March or the following week.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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Caroline Hampshire

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03-Mar-2021 12:00

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