NMR Spectroscopist (KTP Associate) University of Manchester, Analytical, Measurements & Physical Chemistry United Kingdom

NMR Spectroscopist (KTP Associate)

Job Reference : S&E-13202

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 17/01/2019

Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Analytical, Measurements & Physical Chemistry

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : 1 February 2019 until 31 January 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with C4X Discovery Ltd.


The University of Manchester and C4X Discovery Ltd. are looking to recruit a NMR spectroscopist with significant biomolecular expertise to undertake this 36 month project. The project aims to transfer, and embed into drug discovery, cutting edge biomolecular NMR techniques for the characterisation of dynamics of protein:ligand complexes in solution. Synergies will be identified and developed with the proprietary ligand NMR technology of C4X Discovery.


The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to participate in the cutting edge of drug discovery and NMR spectroscopy, and experience research at the interface between academia and industry. Professional development opportunities include specialist training in project management, leadership and management skills and commercial awareness, as well as the management of the project and its finances in a commercial setting. This is an excellent opportunity for a NMR Spectroscopist with a strong career aspiration in the Industry sector.


Candidates will require a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related subject and will have a PhD in solution-state biomolecular NMR. Good computer literacy including familiarity with molecular visualisation software is essential. The project will involve production and purification of high yield isotopically enriched protein samples, chemical shift assignment, relaxation analysis and high pressure NMR and the candidate will require experience and theoretical understanding of most if not all of these techniques. Practical experience with Bruker NMR equipment is desirable. Experience with eukaryotic expression systems will be advantageous.


This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.


Based at C4X Discovery’s Manchester office, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and C4X Discovery Ltd. and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.


The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.chemistry.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor J Waltho or Dr. M. Cliff

Email: j.waltho@manchester.ac.uk or matthew.cliff@manchester.ac.uk


Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004


General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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