Research Fellow in Ion Channel Structural Biology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7071944 (Ref.No. MHLCM1236)
Posted: November 9, 2020

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in structural biology of membrane proteins and an interest in ion channels?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow to join a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded project on understanding the pharmacological modulation of TRPC1/4/5 cation channels. In this project, you will work across the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and the Astbury Centre of Structural Molecular Biology, where you will use structural and pharmacological techniques to gain insight into the mode-of-action of small-molecule modulators of TRPC1/4/5 channels. 

You will have a first degree and PhD (or passed PhD with minor corrections at the point of application) in Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacology or a closely allied discipline and a strong background in membrane protein research.  You will also have hands-on experience of the determination of protein structures or the functional characterisation of ion channels.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Robin S. Bon, Lecturer in Cardiovascular Chemistry



Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Discovery and Translational Science Department (DTSD)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 31st July 2021 with potential for further extensions, subject to funding.)
Release Date:  Monday 09 November 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 07 December 2020
Reference:  MHLCM1236

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