Postdoctoral Research Associate in Single Molecule Carbohydrate Imaging Mass
Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discover, New
Biochemistry Building, Oxford, OX1 3QU
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysical
Chemistry to work under the supervision of Dr Weston Struwe and Professor
Stephan Rauschenbach for an initial period of 12 months with the option to
extend to 36 months. The project, funded by the BBSRC, centres on creating a
novel method for characterising virus glycoproteins using electrospray ion
bean deposition (ESIBD) mass spectrometry and single molecule imaging via
scanning probe microscopy (SPM). We are looking for a highly motivated
researcher with ideally with experience in molecular surface science in ultra-
high vacuum (UHV), specifically molecular imaging by scanning probe
microscopy and/or an in-depth understanding of biomolecular mass spectrometry.
The postholder will be part of the new Kavli Institute for NanoScience
Discovery – an exciting multidisciplinary research centre comprised of
research groups from several University of Oxford Departments including
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Pathology, Physiology and Engineering
(https: // www. ox.ac.uk/news/2020-12-03-10-million-gift-new-nanoscience-
The successful candidate will work with the wider team in both the Struwe and
Rauschenbach Groups, contribute to the development of new research areas and
present their research findings at international conferences – all with an
emphasis on career development and research independence. Find out more about
the research and groups at
https: // www. chem.ox.ac.uk/people/stephan-rauschenbach and
https: // www. chem.ox.ac.uk/people/weston-struwe.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a relevant subject
area, (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. The
research requires experience in single molecule imaging, mass spectrometry
and/or molecular surface science: scanning probe microscopy, UHV sample
preparation, other UHV-based analytical and preparative 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 post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for
NanoScience Discovery, New Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford,
OX1 3QU and is available from as soon as possible.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, on 19 October 2022.
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 : Recruitment Vacancy ID : 160685
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 19-Oct-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : email@example.com
Salary (£) : £34,308 - £42,155 per annum