Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in biochemistry and molecular biology


Salary range £28000 to £34333 dependent on experience

Essential Skills

A PhD in a relevant field. Experience in using antibodies for purification, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation and related methods and / or familiarity with protein extraction, fractionation and purification methods is required.

Ideal Skills

Experience in the following would be desirable: isolating protein complexes; chromatography and related separation methods; enzyme assays such as kinase and phosphatase assays; peptide technology such as peptide arrays; isotope labeling including SILAC methods; proteomic mass spectrometry; bioinformatics of proteins and peptides; mammalian cell culture; primary neuronal cell culture; high throughput methods; molecular biology including cloning and expression of recombinant proteins in bacterial and mammalian systems.

Other information

The post will require interaction with scientists working on mouse genetics and bioinformatics. Informal enquires to Prof. S.G.N. Grant (

Postdoctoral Fellows are typically in their first or second postdoctoral position as part of a period of early career research training. The post is a three year fixed-term contract with the possibility of an extension.?

Successful applicant(s) who have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting their PhD award to be confirmed will be placed on a transitional pay point, currently £25,845. On confirmation applicants will be moved on to the pay scale above.?

The closing date for this position is 17 August 2010


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