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Chair in Structural Biology

Employer: Imperial College London
Posted: July 22, 2014
Expires: September 21, 2014
Requisition number: NS 2014 141 AB

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Imperial College London

Department of Life Sciences Faculty of Natural Sciences

Chair in Structural Biology

Minimum Salary: £70,350 per annum

The Department of Life Sciences ( at Imperial College London invites applications for a Chair in Structural Biology. The successful applicant will be an internationally-leading Structural Biologist whose interests fit with the broad spectrum of research themes in the Department of Life Sciences, although preference would be given to applicants with an outstanding track record in membrane protein crystallography.

Imperial College London has a vibrant structural biology community with expertise in X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and NMR. These activities are co-ordinated by the Centre for Structural Biology, which also manages state-of-the-art facilities in all three core disciplines. In addition, Imperial College London has an outstation at the Diamond Light Source, the Membrane Protein Laboratory, which provides excellent facilities and expertise in membrane protein crystallography. The post holder is expected to plan and lead the implementation of outstanding research activities and programmes. You will also lead major funding bids to develop and sustain research support for your specialist area. The post holder will also be expected to actively participate in the Centre for Structural Biology, and contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You must have a good honours degree and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. An outstanding research record in Structural Biology, evidenced by high quality publications in peer reviewed journals, together with a sustained track record in attracting high levels of research funding, are essential.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made by contacting Professor Murray Selkirk, (, Head of Department or Professor Erhard Hohenester, (, Professor of Structural Biology.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number, including spaces, NS 2014 141 AB, into "Keywords"). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. Also please include your CV and a statement of research interests (up to two A4 pages).

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Maria Monteiro at

Closing date: 28/29 August 2014.

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