Vacancy ID:
2983
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Molecular and Cell Biology
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, permanent
Salary details:
Grade 8 £40,322 to £49,553 per annum
Hours per week:
37.5
22 Apr 2021
About the role

This post is for a Lecturer specialising in Structural Biology. The post is based in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, within the College of Life Sciences. The post holder will also be a member of the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB). Teaching contributions will be aligned to and overseen by the School of Biological Sciences.

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit. The Institute takes advantage of synergies in research technologies and approaches to deliver major advances in both fundamental and translational research. The Institute provides access to world-class research facilities, including X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and hosts the Midlands cryo-EM facility with a state-of-the-art Titan Krios G3.

The post holder will undertake research and enterprise activity, teaching, administration and other duties to support the work of the Department, Institute and College, to develop and enhance its reputation for research, enterprise and teaching excellence.

The appointee will provide a high-quality contribution to the teaching (with a focus on chemistry) of the BSc/MSci in Natural Sciences (Life and Physical Sciences) in the School of Biological Sciences.

About you

We wish to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic researcher and teacher. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates that will bring expertise in X-ray crystallography, but with an interest in using other structural biology techniques, including cryo-electron microscopy and NMR spectroscopy. The Institute has facilities for in-house X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and hosts the Midlands cryo-EM facility with a state-of-the-art Titan Krios G3.The X-ray crystallography facilities include:

·     Rigaku MicroMax™ 007 HF rotating anode X-ray generator with multi-layer optics

·     A Saturn 944+ CCD detector mounted on an AFC-10 K4-circle goniometer

·     R-AXIS-IV detector modified to include a single-crystal spectrophotometer

·     TTP LabTech mosquito® liquid handling robot

·     Douglas Instruments Oryx8 crystallisation robot

·     Cartesian Honeybee crystallisation robot –Nano litre volume crystallisation

·     Douglas Instruments Oryx4 crystallisation robot within an anaerobic chamber

We also have regular access to the synchrotron facilities in the UK (Diamond Light Source, Oxford) and Europe (European Synchrotron Research Facility, Grenoble).

You will have an established record of research achievement, as demonstrated by publications inleading journals and will take an active role in the Institute’s research profile.                                     

You will have a proven ability to teach across Chemistry sub-disciplines to undergraduate students. You will either have an appropriate teaching qualification, e.g. HEA fellowship, or a commitment to achieve one.

Additional information

 Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof John Schwabe (Director, LISCB; email: john.schwabe@le.ac.uk), or Prof John Challiss (Head, MCB; email: jc36@le.ac.uk). 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community. The College of Life Sciences, which the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is part, holds and Athena Swan Silver Award.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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