IOI Postdoctoral Research Associate – Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, INEOS Oxford Institute for AMR Research, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA
Applications are invited for a fixed-term IOI Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, to work under the supervision of Professor Christopher Schofield until 31 December 2025
The position is based at the new INEOS Oxford Institute for AMR Research IOI, at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA.
The overall project aims to combat antimicrobial resistance via a multidisciplinary approach. The successful candidate will complement the medicinal chemistry, microbiology and biochemical teams with protein crystallography expertise. The postholder will generate key structural and biophysical data to support the design of small molecule inhibitors with particular focus on protein production and crystallisation, solving protein- ligand structures, fragment screening (XChem), PDB deposition and biophysical techniques including SPR, DSF and NMR.
Applicants must hold a PhD in in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or in Chemistry, (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires extensive expertise in organic synthesis, in particular of natural product synthesis and / or modern synthetic methods. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.
The IOI's interdisciplinary research programme involves national and international collaborators. We are a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise with an internationally leading position to make a real difference in combatting antimicrobial resistance globally and changing international policy. We contribute significantly to basic knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and apply research methods to identify new antibiotics and explore new potential antimicrobial agents. We have a world- class track record of success and a reputation for a can-do attitude to tackling challenging goals. At the heart of our approach is a deep commitment to the training and career development of our staff and students
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.
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The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Monday, 1st February 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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.
Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 162866 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-Feb-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155 per annum