Macromolecular Structure and Function

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Job Opportunities

PhD or postdoctoral vacancies

Research Associate

Full-time, fixed term

South Kensington Campus

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2016 (Midnight GMT)

We wish to recruit a Research Associate to work in the research group of Professor Xiaodong Zhang (, in the Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of bacterial RNA polymerase inhibition and activation. We employ a combination of Biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy techniques, utilising our excellent protein production and structural biology facilities at Imperial College London.

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, structural biology or relevant discipline and have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge in protein biochemistry and structural biology as well as experience in protein expression and purification are essential.

For informal enquiries please contact

Prof Xiaodong Zhang

Our preferred method of application is online using reference HM20152003.

Please download the application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Fern Whyte at

to request an application form.

Please note that CVs should be submitted and must be accompanied by an application form.

For general enquires, please contact

Prof Xiaodong Zhang

or if any of our other research areas interest you.

MRes in Structural Biology

As part of the Centre for Structural Biology, we organise a one-year MRes course, giving in-depth practical experience of techniques relevant to structural biology.