Postdoctoral Research Associate in Membrane Biophysics


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • REF: 154673
  • Closes: 12th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Membrane Biophysics

Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for NanoScience Discovery, New Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Membrane Biophysics to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura for a period of 2 years in the first instance. The project is part of a wider programme of work to develop and implement the advances needed to realise the potential of mass photometry as a transformative technology for molecular biophysics, drug discovery and diagnostics. The project aims at transforming our ability to study biomolecular processes occurring in and on lipid bilayer membranes.

Find out more about the Kukura Group and their research at:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or a related area or be close to completion, prior to taking up your appointment. The research benefits from experience with supported, suspended and cushioned lipid bilayers, membrane proteins including their expression, purification and solubilisation, membrane-associated proteins as well as membrane-associated processes more broadly. You will be encouraged to develop high levels of independence in your academic research and administrative activities, as well as contributing to a number of additional projects ongoing in the research group that are of relevance to your project.

Duties will include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadline and testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.

The post will be based in the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, New Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU and is available immediately.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 17 December 2021. Interviews will be held remotely as soon as possible thereafter, or in person when that is feasible.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. 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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