Closing Date: 6 Jan 2019
Grade SC6 Starting Salary: £31,250 - £35,400
Expected/Ideal Start Date: 01 Feb 2019
Duration: 17 Months
Main Purpose of the Job
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist with expertise in natural product chemistry. The post involves extraction, analysis, purification and structural determination of medicinally important complex triterpene glycosides . The successful candidate will work with other researchers within the Osbourn lab as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Further details of this project and the laboratory can be found at https://www.jic.ac.uk/scientists/anne-osbourn/.
The successful applicant will be line-managed by Professor Anne Osbourn. The position is one of four postdoctoral positions funded by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Super Follow-on Fund award for translational research. The successful applicant will work closely with this team and with John Innes Centre Metabolite Services.
Main Activities & Responsibilities
Extraction, analysis, purification and strutcural determination of complex triterpenes (saponins)
Prepare results, reports and manuscripts for publication in leading scientific journals and other relevant media
Disseminate research findings though presentations to various audiences at internal, national and international meetings
Collaborate with colleagues within the Institute in the development of original and world-class research, including contributing to research proposals and grant applications
Liaise with industry and other external stakeholders
Ensure research and record keeping is carried out in accordance with good practice, Scientific Integrity and in compliance with local policies and any legal requirements
Contribute to the smooth running of the group, including the effective use of resources, supervision of visitors to the laboratory and assisting with training others, encouraging scientific excellence
Continually strive for excellence, seeking out and acting on feedback and relevant learning and development opportunities
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role