Project 2

Postdoctoral position to use chemical biology to study O-GlcNAc signalling pathways linked to development and neurodegeneration

You will use synthetic chemistry/biology to generate tools to study the role of the O-GlcNAc modification in development and neurodegenerative/metabolic disease.

This position is available for 18 months in the first instance. Starting date is flexible but before January 2017.

Candidate requirements:

Essential:
- A background in chemical biology including synthetic chemistry.
- PhD with an outstanding track record and at least one first authored publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal.
- Capable of working in a team, but able to generate ideas, plan and work independently.
- A desire to interact with, and learn from, scientists beyond your own discipline/culture.
- Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English, in particular in writing scientific publications.

Desirable:
- A background in biochemistry, molecular biology, signal transduction and or pharmacology would be preferable.
- Familiarity with protein glycosylation and related developmental disorders.


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