Opportunities at the Francis Crick Institute 

We are currently recruiting for two positions based in our Satellite Group at the Francis Crick Institute (https://www.crick.ac.uk/):

Senior postdoctoral researcher in chemical biology, deadline for applications is 17th April 2017: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYA884/chemical-biologist/

The post holder will undertake novel research in chemical biology, and develop collaborations between our Crick lab and other groups at the Crick, and with Tate group members based at Imperial College. The Crick Institute is based just next to Kings Cross/St Pancras, and has exceptional facilities for chemical biology supported by expert research staff, from fully equipped synthetic labs to high throughput screening, high resolution microscopy, protein production, proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics core facilities, and extensive cell biology and in vivo facilities. The role would suit an experienced chemical biologist with a track record in successfully answering biological questions using chemical biology approaches and is for 18 months in the first instance, with the expectation of extension through acquisition of further funding.

Permanent senior lab scientist (postdoctoral level, or equivalent experience) in synthetic organic chemistry, deadline for applications is 9th April: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXX426/senior-laboratory-research-scientist-peptide-chemistry/

The Crick has a fantastically well-equipped synthetic chemistry lab with 32 hoods and a wide range of equipment, including a dedicated 400MHz NMR and access to fields up to 950MHz, top-end mass spectrometry, etc. The post holder would have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from Crick, Imperial, UCL, Kings and GSK to answer questions in cutting edge biological science using synthetic chemistry, with opportunities to contribute to papers in top tier journals. The post holder will have full responsibility for running the chemistry lab, training students and staff, ensuring safe working, etc. Candidates are expected to have a strong and broad background in synthetic chemistry at a postdoctoral level, in academia or in industry.

Postdoctoral opportunities

We welcome informal enquiries from potential postdoctoral fellows with outstanding research track records who are prepared to apply for independent research funding, for example from the European Union, HFSP, etc. Full assistance will be given in preparing a competitive research proposal; we have an exceptional track record in accelerating the careers of outstanding postdoctoral researchers, with six Marie Curie fellows in our lab in the past four years.

PhD studentships

Any students interested in pursuing postgraduate research in our group should contact me directly; all prospective applicants should have or expect to obtain a 1st class honours degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related discipline; non-UK students must be able to obtain independent funding for their studies, e.g. via a government bursary.