Designation/Position- Research Fellow
Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK offers research fellow position in UK’s leading research intensive universities for candidates having established background in chemical biology and synthetic organic chemistry.
About- Research group is looking for an exceptional researcher to work on project ‘Phenotype-directed emergence of unnatural products’, with Professor Adam Nelson and Dr Megan Wright, that has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The aim of the project is to discover new bioactive compounds by mimicking aspects of the evolution of biosynthetic pathways that is driven by functional benefit to the host organism: discovery will be phenotype-driven, and should yield unnatural products that are inaccessible to nature. We will also investigate whether, like natural products, these unnatural products can be developed into chemical tools for identifying their associated protein targets. The programme builds on activity-directed synthesis, our novel approach that enables the discovery of bioactive small molecules.
Location- Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
Research/Job Area- Synthetic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a closely aligned discipline
Eligibility/Qualification- You will have a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a closely aligned discipline, together with experience of parallel synthetic chemistry and performing biological assays. You’ll also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Job/Position Description- Within the role, you will develop and integrate high-throughput discovery approaches, working in close collaboration with chemists at Leeds and biologists at the University of St Andrews. You will exemplify the resulting approaches, demonstrating its value in disruptive molecular discovery. The position will additionally provide tailored opportunities to support your professional development, for example in grant-writing, teaching and networking.
How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.
For Contact- Professor Adam Nelson, Professor of Chemical Biology, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6502, Email: [email protected]