Postdoctoral Associate in Cell Envelope, University of Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in University of Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Associate in Cell Envelope: Join the prestigious University of Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Engage in groundbreaking research on large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of the bacterial cell envelope in the lab of Professor Syma Khalid, funded by the EPSRC.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Large-scale Simulations of the E. coli Cell Envelope

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations, computational Biochemistry, biophysics, and chemistry.

Location: Oxford, UK


  • PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in computational Biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or a related field.
  • Experience in setting up, running, and analyzing molecular dynamics simulations.
  • Expertise in simulations of large multicomponent systems, both at atomistic and coarse-grain levels.
  • Collaborative research experience is highly desirable.

Job Description:

  • Conduct large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of portions of the bacterial cell envelope.
  • Work collaboratively with experimental labs in Oxford and at the Rosalind Franklin Institute.
  • Contribute to a broader initiative funded by an EPSRC Established Career fellowship.
  • Engage in data analysis and interpretation to advance the understanding of bacterial cell envelopes.
  • Participate in lab meetings, contribute to publications, and present findings at conferences.

What We Offer:

  • Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum.
  • Fixed-term contract for up to 2 years.
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme.
  • 38 days annual leave.
  • Comprehensive childcare services and family leave schemes.
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel.
  • Membership to social and sports clubs.

How to Apply:

  • Submit an online application including:
    • Supporting statement detailing how you meet the selection criteria.
    • Curriculum vitae (CV).
    • Names and contact details of two referees.

Last Date to Apply:

  • Applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, 5th July 2024.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held shortly after the closing date.

Application Process: To apply, visit the University of Oxford’s job application portal and upload the required documents. Ensure your application is submitted before the deadline to be considered.

Equality and Diversity: The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Job Reference: 173328

Join us in this exciting opportunity to contribute to pioneering research in the field of biochemistry at one of the world’s leading universities!



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