Research Fellowship in Biophysics
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a five-year Research Fellowship, generously funded by the Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation, to work with Professor Tuomas Knowles on the biophysics of anti-microbial peptides. Antibiotic resistance is a very significant challenge to our society and healthcare systems, and new modalities of action are required to address this problem. The project will focus on the discovery of new peptide antibiotics through the use of high-throughput droplet microfluidics. The mechanism of action and activity of the peptides will be characterised at a biophysical level.

Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or other relevant discipline. Experience with peptide chemistry and/or microfluidics and instrument development would be advantageous. Applicants will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact with a team of scientists with a wide range of expertise in biophysics and biophysical chemistry.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Marcos Gutierrez via email on

Please quote reference MA23145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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