Post-doctoral position at the ICR Chelsea, London

The Institute of Cancer Research
(University of London)
Post-doctoral Training Fellow
Division of Structural Biology
Chelsea, London



Following on a BBSRC New Investigator Award, a post-doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alessandro Vannini, Division of Structural Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research. We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in structural characterization of large multi-subunit complexes. We currently employ single particle electron microscopy analysis and x-ray crystallography, as well as biochemical and biochemical analysis, to elucidate the role of the RNA Polymerase III transcription apparatus in cancer and other fundamental cellular processes (
The Division of Structural Biology has managed facilities for protein crystallography (Bruker Microstar and CCD detector and crystallisation robots), cryo-electron microscopy (FEI Tecnai F20 and T12), and protein production with expertise in multi-subunit expression (insect cell, yeast and bacterial expression, including a 60 L fermentor). The Division is also well equipped with equipment for biophysical analysis (e.g. ITC, fluorescence, multi-angle light scattering). Applicants should possess a PhD (or equivalent) in biochemistry or molecular biology with a sound knowledge of multi-subunit complex production and purification. Experience in purification of recombinant and/or endogenous proteins for structural biology analysis is essential for this post.
Experience in protein crystallography and/or single particle electron microscopy would be desirable.
Individuals with a strong background in biochemical characterization of transcription machineries wishing to learn structural biology techniques will be taken into serious consideration. The lab is located in the heart of central London, in the vibrant area of South Kensington.
Appointment will be on Fixed Term Contract for 2 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £28,087 to £33,318 p.a. inclusive (based on previous post-doctoral experience).
CV and covering letter must be submitted online at
Informal enquiries can be directed to
Job Ref. No. 1355633
Closing Date: 15/09/2013