Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry

  • Full Time
  • Oxford
  • Posted 3 months ago

University of Oxford

Job title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry


University of Oxford

Job description

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, New Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QUAbout the role:Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura for a period of up to 12 months. Our research group develops and applies methodologies to detect, image and characterise biomolecules and the complexes they form. We have developed mass photometry, a technique that uses light scattering to visualise single biomolecules in solution and to measure their mass, with high accuracy, precision, resolution, sensitivity and dynamic range.This project is part of a wider programme of work to develop and implement the technological advances to realise the potential of mass photometry as a transformative biophysical tool for molecular biophysics, drug discovery and diagnostics. The project aims at both significantly improving existing experimental approaches to mass photometry, and developing completely new approaches by transforming the associated optical platform. The candidate will benefit from experience with the design, construction and interfacing of complex optical experimental setups in the broader field of optical microscopy. Ideally, the candidate would have explicit hands-on experience with interferometric scattering microscopy.Find out more about the Kukura Group and their research at: you:Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or a related area or be close to completion, prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires experience in optical microscopy, ideally with a background in photonics and advanced microscopy techniques. You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.Applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa.Application process: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 application. In your supporting statement, please explain how you meet each of the selection criteria found in the job description.Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.As part of the online application, you will be required to upload a CV, and a supporting statement (
5 pages) setting out how you meet the selection criteria and your reasons for interest in this particular post.The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 1 May 2024, UK time. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.The University of Oxford and The Department of Chemistry are Silver Athena SWAN holders. 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 : 172531
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-May-2024 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :
Salary (£) : £36,024 – £44,263 per annum

Expected salary

£36024 – 44263 per year



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Thu, 25 Apr 2024 00:52:00 GMT

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