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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Drug Discovery - Cytochrome P450's from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited from post-doctoral chemists to work with Professor Chris Abell and Dr Anthony Coyne in the Department of Chemistry on a multidisciplinary project funded by the BBSRC, to develop potent inhibitors using fragment-based approaches that target cytochrome P450 enzymes from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is a collaborative project between Professors Andrew Munro and David Leys at the University of Manchester and Professor Chris Abell at the University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will contribute to the design and synthesis of target molecules that may be potent inhibitors of the Cytochrome P450 enzymes from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Applicants must have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry. They should have a proven track record exemplified by academic publications. Knowledge of medicinal, biological and biophysical chemistry with relevant post-doctoral experience would be advantageous. Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues in different disciplines, to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Earliest possible start date 1st April 2018.

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 Dr Katherine Abell (e-mail: abelladmin@ch.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference MA14493 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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