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Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer of Structural Biology

Requisition ID:  5284

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Closing Date: 02/11/2020


We are delighted to be recruiting for a Professor / Reader / Senior Lecturer of Structural Biology to work within the Biosciences Institute in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.


The successful applicant will be a leader in structural biology and associated biochemical and biophysical methods applied to the study of proteins and/or macromolecular complexes. Protein crystallography is of particular interest, but expertise in other techniques such as cryo-electron microscopy are also relevant. You will lead a team with the ambition and expertise needed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying important biological processes. You will have a strong vision of how to develop and lead a research programme in the Biosciences Institute, with a clear path to secure external funding to support your exciting research program.  A strong focus on interdisciplinarity and team science, exploring links to bioscientists, clinicians and other researchers at NU is of particular interest. You will also have an internationally competitive research portfolio and have a wide network of collaborations.


You will be based at Newcastle University Biosciences Institute, within the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS). Newcastle University has a long-standing interest in structural biology, with recent investments in both X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy facilities. Researchers in the Biosciences Institute (NUBI) and Translational and Clinical Research Institute (NUTCRI) in FMS, together with colleagues in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, share an interest in understanding macromolecular structure and function and explore potential applications of clinical and/or technological benefit. This research community provides a unique, diverse and supportive environment where exciting research can expand and develop.


Interview Date: 08.12.2020


Further enquiries should be sent to the Dean of the Biosciences Institute, Professor Joris Veltman on Joris.Veltman@ncl.ac.uk

Alternatively, for informal discussion about structural biology at Newcastle University, please contact Professor Bert van den Berg bert.van-den-berg@ncl.ac.uk   


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 5284