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Research Associate - Protein Solubility (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Michele Vendruscolo in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, in close collaboration with MedImmune (Cambridge). The group is engaged in research into rational design of protein solubility, with an equal emphasis on methodological aspects and on applications to challenging problems in biomedical sciences.

The holder of the post will carry out research to develop methods for the accurate measurement of peptide and protein solubility to use them for drug discovery.

Applicants should have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines. The candidates should have a keen interest in applying biophysical and biochemical methods to challenging problems in protein science and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The post will be available from January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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 Echo Williamson via email on

Please quote reference MA13888 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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